Jose Carrol is a name many magicians do not recognize...
...which to us, is unbelievable. Jose (who we fondly know as ‘Pepe’) was one of the closest friends of incredible Spanish masters Tamariz and Ascanio, and a true pioneer of modern card magic. His work, which you can find all over YouTube, is breathtaking in its beauty and surpassed only by Jose’s effortless charm.
For a long time, his book—52 Lovers—was next to impossible to find.
In fact, it was so difficult to find that Aaron spent years hunting for it—and when he found it, spent hundreds of dollars to make it his own. Aaron did all this for one trick in particular contained in 52 Lovers, a trick he’d been desperate to learn for years—Suit Lovers (and that trick alone was worth every penny he spent.)
It was two years after Aaron first read it (and loved it) that he heard there was a second part to 52 Lovers—and the search began again.
Now, you can get both these exceptional volumes in one.
It’s almost impossible to be a fan of beautiful Spanish card magic and not want to read 52 Lovers.
In the magic world, 52 Lovers, volumes 1 and 2, now enjoy the well-deserved status of modern classic. Sixteen years after their publication, Páginas Publishing is proud to revise this legendary work as 52 Lovers Through the Looking-Glass, consisting of a new, corrected and extended translation of the original books. It contains unpublished material previously known only to a few privileged people.
52 Lovers Through the Looking-Glass combines the original two volumes into a single book. Included, for the first time ever, are all the articles that Pepe Carroll published in the Madrid Magic School's renowned Circular over the course of almost twenty years. In addition, the book includes the description of two of the hardest routines from Carroll's repertoire, whose secrets have been unknown up until now: his legendary dice routine, and the act that won him the first prize in Card Magic in the 1988 FISM Congress that took place in The Hague! Finally, a chapter with examples of Carroll's famous humor is also included, as well as the artist's photos and biographical sketches and dedications written by his fellow magicians.
Judging by its scope and the quality of the material it contains, 52 Lovers Through the Looking-Glass is bound to become a literary classic in the field of Spanish magic. Above all, it aims to be a heartfelt and loving homage paid by Spain's magic community to one of the greatest figures in the history of Spanish magic.