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A dramatic new E-book by Jim Cain(pictured
1970), who
claims to be Walford Bodie's great grandson 

Via Email
on PDF File
or on DVD

Parts A B C..... Part A $5 USD +Free upgrade
See Page 3


DVD Version
500 E-Pages
130K Words
200 Photos


*Drew McAdam says

*Drew McAdam is Scotland's foremost mentalist, and an 'Edinburgh Evening News' theatre critic. Find him on YouTube and Facebook

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Who was Walford Bodie
? A great achiever? Or a chess-master? The world's  greatest showman? Or the most gregarious? Should we love him?  Or loathe him? Did we ever get to know       the man behind the magic?

        See the Slideshow below

'Doctor in Drag' is the true story of 'Doctor' Walford Bodie, the great Scottish showman, hypnotist, mentalist, ventriloquist, electrical wizard, innovator and 'healer.'

The inventor of stage hypnosis,  as we know it today. One of the world's greatest ventriloquists. The world's highest paid entertainer throughout the Edwardian decade.

In 1904, 'The Rage of London.' In 1905, a 'Freeman' of  the great city of London (the first of his kind). The Elvis Presley of his day. A 'sedulous artiste.' An ardent womanizer. 

The man who 'made' Harry Lauder, was imitated on stage by Charlie Chaplin, and became a great friend of Harry Houdini. The public loved him. So too, did royalty.

Houdini fans - lots of Houdini material

Yet the Medicos hated him.
They branded him 'Merry Devil.' Why did they riot, affray, burn his effigy, march in their hundreds, and bitterly label him a 'Doctor in Drag'?

Walford Bodie - 'Doctor in Drag.' The 'warts and all' E-book about a truly remarkable man. A man who could seriously claim to be 'The Most Remarkable Man on Earth.'

Loving it..Fascinating..Inspiring           

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The audio player has the beautiful 'Long, Long Time,' sung
by Linda Ronstadt. Download on MP3

Remember to see Main Slideshow B (P5 'Buy the Book?'). Every page has slides. There are 33 slides in total. The book has 200 photos


'There'll never be a book like this one'

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