latest book is available on Amazon (click the image below
to view it). You can also visit his author's page on Amazon by clicking
has suffered many delays) will bring into print the texts of rare books
of the 16th, 17th, 18th & 19th Centuries.
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A blog post regarding 18th century author John Beckmann provides a free download of his chapter on jugglers.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Happy new year to everyone!
2014 DECEMBER (9th
Here is a short
animation made by John using Videoscribe. On Twitter, the RSPCA
(@RSPCA_official) tweeted it is a "great video with an important
2014 JUNE (20th June)
AT LONG LAST.
those paying attention, you will have noticed that this website has
gone through a muddle of designs over the last few weeks. Fret not! It
is all sorted now. The only thing that remains to do is finish changing
all the old pages to the new design and then start adding the new pages
and new sections. Please be patient! We're trying to add new content
and yet keep the design as simple as possible to speed up the loading
of each page.
2014 JUNE (3rd June)
to a number of subcontracted people letting us down, everything seems
to be delayed by several months. In order to catch up, projects have
been rescheduled. Therefore, June will see the first of our books for
Kindle being released (provided that doesn't get messed up as well).
website now has a temporary new look on some pages. Other pages will
change accordingly over the next few weeks, so there will be a sort of
two style look to the site until that is finished. With John's
permission, I'll be incorporating the Magicians Exibition website into
a subsection of this one. This is all part of the continuing process of
trying to bring as much together into one site as possible. I have no
time-line on that yet.
JANUARY (27th Janaury)
A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!
the middle of next month we hope to provide the date for the release of
a book. By late February, some original artwork of John's will be on
sale here and elsewhere. By March, this website will hopefully have a
Also, in case you didn't know, John is on Twitter and Facebook if you
want to add him to your own accounts there.
blog is to be revived. His work has been such that it has been
neglected for quite a while but the weekly blog posts are to return
I've been pestering John to try Kickstarter or similar for
upcoming animations projects. He isn't keen due to lack of knowledge of
such sites. If anyone can provide any details of their personal
experience of using them, it might change his mind. I've suggested that
funders be given original artwork from the animation and a copy of the
final film. Constructive views on my idea are welcome.
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