Bored of the same old dinner-party chitchat? Spice up your soirées, impress your guests, and show up your brother-in-law with these hilarious, and sometimes dangerous, after-dinner tricks and challenges.
Twenty-one daredevil tricks are illustrated along with step-by-step instructions and explanations of the science behind them. From sabering a bottle of champagne to hammering a needle through a coin, each of these feats is guaranteed to wow your guests.
About the Author
Angus Hyland is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and a partner at Pentagram Design London. In 2001 he was the co-curator with Roanne Bell of 'Picture This', a British Council exhibition featuring the work of London illustrators. His work for Laurence King includes Hand to Eye (2003, with Roanne Bell), The Picture Book (2010, with Steven Bateman), Symbol (2011), and The Purple Book (2013).
Dave Hopkins is an illustrator who specializes in all forms of line work. His styles range from modern to traditional, incorporating pen and ink, pastiches of steel and wood engravings, and various woodcuts. He has worked for clients such as P&O, Lloyds and Johnnie Walker and numerous publications from The Economist to Mojo.
Kendra Wilson is the author of My Garden is a Car Park and Other Design Dilemmas, and co-author of The Book of the Dog and The Book of the Bird for Laurence King. She is a regular contributor to the American mega-blog Gardenista and her printed work appears in publications including the Sunday Times and House & Garden.