Cards are internationally recognized symbols, and the scope for creating illusions with a deck of cards is huge. They can be made to appear, disappear, change suit, multiply, defy gravity, and a lot more besides. This book begins with an introduction to magic, emphasizing the importance of keeping the secret and how to practise performing. There are step-by-step instructions showing how to perform a wide range of card tricks, including basic techniques, how to shuffle, control and force cards, self-working card tricks, card tricks requiring skill, special gimmicks and advanced flourishes. The book is ideal for both the hobbyist and the more serious performer.