Derren Brown's television and stage performances have entranced and dumbfounded millions. His baffling illusions and stunning set pieces - such as The Séance, Russian Roulette and The Heist - have set new standards of what's possible, as well as causing more than their fair share of controversy. Now, for the first time, he reveals the secrets behind his craft, what makes him tick and how you can adapt his techniques for use in everyday life.
Three extracts from Tricks of the Mind take you on a journey into the structure and psychology of magic.
Magic: Derrren guides you through a coin and a card trick, revealing how you can instantly transform a simple trick into a convincing illusion.
Memory: Some simple, fun systems to improve your memory, transform aspects of your life and wow an audience with your amazing powers of recollection.
Hypnosis: Learn the key techniques behind successful hypnotism, including the preparation of your subject, inducing a trance and awakening your subject.