Adventures of The Great Marlo & The Blue Pearl

Adventures of The Great Marlo & The Blue Pearl

Gary Markwick

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The Story of the Great Marlo and the Blue Pearl

Deep below the surface of Buddha’s birthplace in Lumbini lies the sacred Buddha Stone, which holds the secret of the Blue Pearl! What is the secret that the Blue pearl possesses? Find out in the story of The Great Marlo and the Blue Pearl!

Fifty years after his story ends, David’s Grandson, Gary Markwick, recounts his adventures to the world in an engaging docu-fantasy novel. ‘Adventures of the Great Marlo & The Blue Pearl’ sends readers on a global journey where they will see David’s life inside the circus, through two World Wars, and later finding international fame with his daughter as ‘The Great Marlo and Georgina’ duo. On the one hand, it’s the gripping adventure of a race around the world to find the Blue Pearl. On another level, it’s an entertaining biography of a 12-year-old boy who left home for the circus and wound up as one of the U.K.’s most famous and loved magicians of his generation.

In the ‘Adventures of The Great Marlo and The Blue Pearl’ Gary has opened up a ‘Pandora’s Box’ of delights. Journey with ‘The Great Marlo’, Marko the Magician and the many friends and foes they meet along the way, experience the thrills and spills of life on the edge as well as the spiritual enlightenment that comes to them. This is a book like no other you have read before, part documentary, part fantasy it manages to mix the two in a sympathetic and bold manner that leaves the reader hanging out for more.

The story unfolds, as seen through the eyes of David – ‘The Great Marlo’, who left his home in Edinburgh, Scotland, at the age of 12 to join a travelling circus

Filled with mysticism and intrigue, the great adventure unfolds, covering the period from the late 1800’s to the 1960’s and crossing the continents of India, the USA,

Canada and Europe. We see truth and enlightenment on a spiritual journey revealed before our eyes.

‘Adventures of The Great Marlo and The Blue Pearl’ is an edge-of-the-seat and uplifting new book that will serve up an abundance of wisdom, self-awareness, spiritual health and enlightenment.

David Galloway Lindsay later achieved fame as an escapologist (The British Houdini), a magician, a palmist, and a performer with mind reading skills. Working with his son Roy, and later with his daughter Georgina, he performed with the BBC and theatres around Great Britain and some parts of the USA to become famous as ‘The Great Marlo and Georgina’.


I have just finished reading this book and couldn’t wait to share the pleasure that I had in doing so. Although I am not a prolific reader, this is the gripping story of an immensely interesting around the world traveller, combined with a true-life biography of the author, Gary Markwick. The clever combination of fact and fantasy draws you right into the plot, and once you’re there, you never want to leave! The interaction with the Great Houdini is absolutely fascinating and truly believable. A great read that you won’t want to put down…

Karen Runge

I was delighted to read Gary Markwick’s latest book, which most definitely captures the imagination! It made for an easy read, yet one that was captivating nonetheless. The story chronicles the life of Gary’s grandfather as he journeys across the globe and includes wonderful photos and illustrations, including both history, as well as fantasy. It is a book for those who enjoy being taken away on a journey of mysticism, wonderment, and magic. Highly Recommend!

Bravo! It is a wonderful and fascinating book.


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