Houdini's Box

Adam Phillips
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ISBN 9780571206650 Format Paperback
Published 18/11/2002 Length 176 pages

About Book

In his most captivating book to date, Adam Phillips explores mankind's on-going fascination with ideas of escape. Taking as his starting point the life and works of Harry Houdini - 'the greatest magician the world has ever seen' - he considers why some people might become compulsive escape artists, whereas others appear to find freedom in self-imposed confinement.

'A rare achievement - as remarkable a piece of work as Houdini ever performed himself.' Daily Telegraph

  • About Adam Phillips

    Adam Phillips was formerly Principal Child Psychotherapist at Charing Cross Hospital in London. He is the author of, among others, Darwin's Worms, Promises, Promises, Equals and Houdini's Box.

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