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- Total Pages: 320
- Genre: Autobiography: arts & entertainment
- Secondary Genre: Conjuring & magic
- Illustrations: Illustrations
'I immersed myself in magic. I read every book I could get my hands on and practised and practised, day after day and night after night. Magic became my world ...some might say an obsession.' When you're a kid life can seem tough; tougher for some than others. But the darkest of times can also be the most enlightening. When his late granddad showed him magic for the first time, Steven Frayne knew there was more to life than hiding from bullies. He had a destiny. A calling. In that moment Dynamo was born: the most exciting magician of the 21st century. Since then, Dynamo has shocked, thrilled and amazed men, women and children, from all walks of life, all over the world. With his mind-blowing illusions, he has catalysed a whole new era of magic. Now, in his very first book, Dynamo invites you to join him on a breathtaking journey across the globe. Be prepared to levitate Lindsay Lohan in Singapore, transform snow into diamonds in the Austrian mountains, and walk on water across the River Thames. Along the way, he reveals how to make the impossible possible, what it takes to pull off the greatest stunts man has seen, and why everyone needs magic in their lives. This is no illusion. This is Dynamo revealed.
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Dynamo was born Steven Frayne in December 1982 in Bradford. He grew up on the notorious Delph Hill housing estate, where he was raised by his mother while his father spent long periods in prison. At the same time, he was forced to battle a debilitating form of Crohn's disease as well as playground bullies. After being introduced to magic by his beloved granddad and receiving a loan from the Prince's Trust, he carved out a career as one of the most respected magician and illusionists in the world. His TV series Dynamo: Magician Impossible has broken all viewing records for UKTV channel Watch, has won three Broadcast Awards and received nominations from BAFTA, the Royal Television Society and National Television Awards. In January 2014, the show aired on BBC One. Dynamo now lives in London where he continues to dream up even bigger and better illusions to prove to the world that really nothing is impossible. This is his first book.
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