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Houdini's Box: The Art of Escape: On the Arts of Escape Paperback – 18 Nov 2002

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (18 Nov. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571206654
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571206650
  • Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 1.2 x 19.7 cm
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'Though Phillips' territory is complication, he reports back in the simplest of words. He is perhaps single-handedly continuing the tradition of the world's best essayists! Observer; 'A rare achievement - as remarkable a piece of work as Houdini ever performed himself; Daily Telegraph

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Houdini's Box, by Adam Phillips, is a spectacular examination of mankind's on-going fascination with ideas of escape. 'A rare achievement - as remarkable a piece of work as Houdini ever performed himself.' (Daily Telegraph)

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