Welcome to Ivy Bannister’s wild and witty world of magicians and morticians, chiropodists and photographers. Delight in a reality that is slightly skewed. Here, among the golden taps, porcelain basins and rabbit droppings of the nouveau riche, press your nose close against the window of a magician’s passion , and shiver … that is, until a wronged wife invents a few savoury tricks of her own. For these are quirky stories about the wars that people wage: with their partners, with the universe, even with themselves. They are stories about winning and losing, only nothing ends quite in the way you’d expect.