Sunday, July 30, 2017

'The Great Houdini: His British Tours' released in UK

Today sees the release in the UK of Derek Tait's highly anticipated The Great Houdini: His British Tours. This is a fully updated 304 page hardcover edition of the book Derek first self-published in 2011. This one is published by Pen & Sword and promises to be the must buy Houdini book of the year. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

The Daily Mail recently profiled the book and the author. The story includes a collection of preview images from the book, including a photo of Houdini in shackles that I've not seen before.

While today is the official release date, online retailers do not yet appear to have the book in stock. But Derek tells me the publisher assured him copies are on the way, so hopefully any shipping delays will be temporary.

The Great Houdini: His British Tours will not be released in the U.S. until November 2, 2017.

Purchase The Great Houdini: His British Tours at Amazon.co.uk (UK) and pre-order at Amazon.com (U.S.).

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13 comments:

  1. The photo haven't seen before: is that the one depicting a young HH hunched over in evening clothes shackled with cuffs and leg irons?

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    1. Yes. It appears to be from the same series of photos taken for the Royal Magazine piece, but I don't think this one was published.

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  2. My Amazon order now shows a delivery estimate 26 Aug - 18 Sep. Hopefully it will be sooner.

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    1. mine is claiming 10 Aug-15 Aug...though not yet dispatched, so I suppose I'm not holding my breath just yet...though truthfully I kinda am

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  3. Amazon email update today.
    Between ....17th August- 8th September expected delivery dates.
    Take your pick. :-)

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  4. You know, after having a nice big spread in the Daily Mail three days ago, you would think the publisher would have done all he could to have these ready to go.

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    1. Latest Amazon update is now 9-11th August. :-)

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  5. Looking forward to your review of this book. Thanks for your great work!

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  6. Now shows as in stock. In fact, only 2 left!

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  7. Mine was hung up at Amazon, so I ended up switching my order to The Book Depository (which is listing among the other sellers). It was cheaper and it has shipped!

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    1. Thanks John.
      I have just re-ordered the same.
      Delivery next week.
      In fact it arrived yesterday but damaged.Returned today. Estimated delivery 3 weeks with Amazon.

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