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[[Val Andrews]] (Feb 15, 1926 - Oct 12 2006), born in Hove, England, performed as The Great Valentine, Bronco, Val Vox the Magical Raconteur and The Mysterious Vanson. Andrews was also a prolific writer of magic.
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He was a prolific writer, having almost 1,000 books and booklets on magic and the allied arts published. He wrote many of [[Tommy Cooper]]'s scripts and  biographies of famous magicians including [[Dante]], [[Murray]], [[Will Goldston]], [[Horace Goldin]], [[Carmo]], [[Kalanag]] and [[Chung Ling Soo]].  He frequently contributed to [[Abra]], [[Magigram]] and other magic magazines during his day. He also wrote new Sherlock Holmes stories, usually with a magic background to them.
 
He was a prolific writer, having almost 1,000 books and booklets on magic and the allied arts published. He wrote many of [[Tommy Cooper]]'s scripts and  biographies of famous magicians including [[Dante]], [[Murray]], [[Will Goldston]], [[Horace Goldin]], [[Carmo]], [[Kalanag]] and [[Chung Ling Soo]].  He frequently contributed to [[Abra]], [[Magigram]] and other magic magazines during his day. He also wrote new Sherlock Holmes stories, usually with a magic background to them.
 
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== Contributions ==
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*Val Andrews' Unfaked Book Test
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== Honors and Awards ==
 
== Honors and Awards ==
 
* In 2000, Val received, The John Nevil Maskelyne Prize, from the [[Magic Circle]] for his literary work
 
* In 2000, Val received, The John Nevil Maskelyne Prize, from the [[Magic Circle]] for his literary work
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* Four Seasons in the Life of Val Andrews (1984)
 
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* Houdini: The Last Word (1998)
 
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Revision as of 09:26, 2 March 2012

Val Andrews (Feb 15, 1926 - Oct 12 2006), born in Hove, England, performed as The Great Valentine, Bronco, Val Vox the Magical Raconteur and The Mysterious Vanson. Andrews was also a prolific writer of magic.

Val Andrews
BornVal Andrews
February 15, 1926
England
DiedOctober 12, 2006 (age 80)
CategoriesBooks by Val Andrews

Biography

Born just a few hours after Valentine's Day, hence the name Val, he was the son of an architect. For many years of his life, he lived in Brighton, England.

In 1943, he moved to London and became friendly with Will Goldston, George Davenport, Bobby Bernard, Al Koran and Fergus Roy amongst other magic notables. In 1957 he married Doreen and had a daughter Christie.

He was a prolific writer, having almost 1,000 books and booklets on magic and the allied arts published. He wrote many of Tommy Cooper's scripts and biographies of famous magicians including Dante, Murray, Will Goldston, Horace Goldin, Carmo, Kalanag and Chung Ling Soo. He frequently contributed to Abra, Magigram and other magic magazines during his day. He also wrote new Sherlock Holmes stories, usually with a magic background to them.

Honors and Awards

Books

  • Commercial Comedy (1952)
  • Goodnight, Mr. Dante (1978)
  • A Gift from the Gods (1981)
  • The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard (1982)
  • Life... Dull It Ain't! (1983) [about Horace Goldin]
  • Four Seasons in the Life of Val Andrews (1984)
  • Houdini: The Last Word (1998)
  • Val Andrews' Unfaked Book Test