Adventures of The Great Marlo & The Blue Pearl: Docu-Fantasy Novel Chronicles


Adventures of The Great Marlo & The Blue Pearl: Docu-Fantasy Novel Chronicles Magical, Spiritual & Enlightening Adventures of Author’s Grandfather

Gary Markwick’s ‘Adventures of The Great Marlo & The Blue Pearl’ is an edge-of-the-seat and uplifting new book that exists on so many different levels. On 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 UK’s most famous and loved magicians of his generation. However, to all, the book will serve up an abundance of wisdom on self-awareness, spiritual health and enlightenment.

United Kingdom – When David Galloway Lindsay was just twelve, he packed up what he had of his life in Edinburgh and left to join the circus. Little did David know that these first faltering steps would lead to an action packed life and a career that would touch the hearts of thousands.

Fifty years after his story ends, David’s Grandson, Gary Marwick, is recounting it to the world in an engrossing new 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, hunting for the ‘Blue Pearl’ and later finding international fame with his daughter as “The Great Marlo and Georgina” duo.


After the success of his first book ‘Now It Begins’, Gary Markwick has ventured into the world of docu-fantasy, chronicling the life and times of his grandfather’s adventures in America, Canada and Europe.

With his new offering, 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 where he met Marko a magician who tells him the story of ‘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? Through his adventures all is uncovered and brought to light

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

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

“My Grandfather had a fascinating life; but few know the real story,” explains Markwick, a renowned palmist and spiritual healer. “It all started for me when he sat me down in 1962 and started to tell me about his life joining the circus, living through the wars, stowing away to Canada, working at sea and then finally carving his own fame by performing escapology outside the Tower of London which was the prelude to his television career.”

Continuing, “But this book isn’t just about his life; he has a powerful message to share. My grandfather’s experience was one ruled by magic, mysticism, self-awareness and enlightenment. The journey continues throughout India and Nepal in search of the Blue Pearl. We can all learn a thing or two from The Blue Pearl’s boundless power.”

With Christmas fast approaching, Markwick’s unique fusion of fact and fiction makes the perfect gift.

‘Adventures of The Great Marlo & The Blue Pearl’ is available now:

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About the Author:

With qualifications in Palmistry, Reiki, Clinical Hypnotherapy and NLP, Gary Markwick is much sought after by people wishing to transform their lives for the better. He regularly holds group and corporate workshops on breaking out of negative modes of thinking and taking charge of destiny.

Gary enjoys international fame as a palmist and spiritual healer and during a 20-year career, has made numerous appearances in the national media, including, BBC television, Sky TV and the News of the World. He has read the palms of celebrities including comedian, Phil Jupitus of BBC’s Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Q.I. , and most notably, (from a palm print) President Barack Obama before his 2004 electoral campaign.

Adventures of The Great Marlo and The Blue Pearl, is Gary‘s second book. His first book Now it Begins is a self-help book that draws upon personal testimony, professional guidance and the best of New Age thinking to enable readers to take control of their lives. Gary has previous writing experience including penning a well-respected course on the Laws of Attraction. He is based in North London, UK.

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