Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) is well known as an author of classics including Kim, The Man Who would be King and The Jungle Book, but few people know that he was also an amateur magician. His interest in magic dated back to his early days in India when he had witnessed Eastern mystics perform. In 1934 Kipling attended an event at The Magic Circle which he described in a letter as “an amazing evening”. He immediately wrote to the secretary of The Circle and became a member. Another famous amateur magician was author Charles Dickens. However, he died in 1870, before the foundation of The Magic Circle.
Rudyard Kipling letter
Youngsters conjure up top prizes
A 13-year-old boy who lives in Spain and an 11-year-old girl from West Yorkshire were the big winners at this year’s annual Young Magicians Club Junior Day awards held...
Young Magician of the Year 2023
Having considered the five entries received for the Competition this year the Committee have decided that it is not possible to proceed to a Final. The event on April...