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Tricks Of The Mind by Derren Brown
Tricks Of The Mind by Derren Brown
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This book had some good reviews in the press, and the first couple of chapters certainly caught the attention (provided you can get used to Derren Brown's sense of humour - I hesitate to call it wit). It also contains a good summary on memory techniques, though clearer and more detailed descriptions of these can be found in other books (such as Dominic O'Brien's 'How to Develop a Brilliant Memory').

Where it starts to go downhill is in his rather supercilious attitude to religion, and his over-simplistic arguments of why it's not for him (and shouldn't be for anyone else, in his opinion). He puts forward his logical evidence-based arguments, seemingly oblivious to the fact that… Read more
The Moscow Puzzles: 359 Mathematical Recreations (&hellip by Boris Kordemsky
Some of these puzzles will be well known to regulars, but there are enough new ones to keep the interest up. And some of the later ones (which do get quite mathematical) are not easy!
27 Key Chromatic Glockenspiel Xylophone in Blue - &hellip by Pro Kussion
We bought this for our three daughters (aged between 4 and 6). The fact that it is laid out like a piano keyboard and with the same colours has helped them pick out tunes on it very easily, and the pitch of the notes is spot on. My only slight quibble is that the plastic lugs come out a little too easily, but then it doesn't always receive the most delicate handling from the players!

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