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The extraordinary life and career of Karl Bartoni

Born in Blackpool, Karl Bartoni was interested in magic as far back as he can remember.

These digital stories highlight his incredible and varied career and how his time in the circus and passion for magic, led him to explore a very specialist form of entertainment - Escapology!

Part 1: The Circus Years

Part 2: The Magical Years

*Photo credit: all images have been supplied by Karl Bartoni, from his own collections.