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Houdini's Box

Houdini's Box

Last 1 in stock
ISBN
9780571206650
Published
18/11/2002
9780571206650
Format
Paperback
Price
£9.99
Paperback
176

About the 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

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
  • 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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