New book about Perley The Magician to launch Saturday

A new book featuring the life story of magician Perley Palmer will be unveiled this weekend.

The launch of The Life and Times of Perley The Magician will take place at Fredericton's Brookside Mall on Saturday afternoon.

Palmer told the KHJ Morning Show that the book, by authour Bonnie Clark Douglass, is full of stories and tributes.

"It's a book that you're not going to put down once you get reading it," he said.

Clark Douglass said she was asked to write the book by two of Perley's very good friends – Gordon Burtt and Bob Dewar.

"I wasn't going to write another book, I just finished a book," said Clark Douglass. "And they said, 'for Perley,' and that was just it, I was in."

The book is $20, and the official launch will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday.