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Friday, 7 August 2009
The commercial side of magic
Here's another newspaper advertisement from the annus mirabilis. When we started kicking the idea of the gazetteer around, twelve years or more ago, we planned to do a lot of these. Since then they've become something of a cliche (Larklight, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, you name it) but it'd be a pity not to do one or two. Like the five-storey removal firm Stoop and Sons and monster opticians Blink and Wiper, this won't just be a throwaway joke but will actually link back into the Jack & Estelle story. That's the plan, anyway.