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A Kind of Magic


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Jonathan Melville is a freelance arts journalist whose first book, 2015's Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors, was called 'Informative, entertaining and, above all, a joy to read - 9/10' by Starburst, while Empire said 'This high-access tell-all...[is] an unexpected treat - 4/5'. He has contributed to The Guardian, The Scotsman, SFX and BBC Radio Scotland. He lives in Edinburgh.


'An engrossing read with plenty of on-set anecdotes' 4 out of 5 stars

* Total Film *

'A definitive history ... which every fan should read'

* Starburst *

'As well as being the story of the Highlander film itself, it's a fascinating look at the film-making process ... Jonathan Melville's A Kind of Magic - Making the Original Highlander is an absolute joy to read and an absolutely essential purchase for any Highlander fan'

* We Are Cult *

'There really can only be one Highlander... and you're highly unlikely to find a better account of it.' 9/10

* Sci-Fi Bulletin *

'Jonathan Melville rounds up an impressive number of the key players... and mixes new interviews with plenty of material from the archives'

* SFX *

'At over 300 pages, this is literally Everything You Wanted To Know About Highlander But Were Afraid To Ask. An epic with a cast of thousands'

* The Dobermann Always Rings Twice *

'A Kind of Magic: Making the Original Highlander tracks down an astonishing number of the film's cast and crew to give an unparalleled account of its creation... if you're one of the film's many fans this is the perfect companion'

* The Courier, Book of the Week, 9/10 *

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