Harry Potter
Harry Potter: A History of Magic is the official book of the exhibition, a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between Bloomsbury, J.K. Rowling and the brilliant curators of the British Library. It promises to take readers on a fascinating journey through the subjects studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry – from Alchemy and Potions classes through to Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures.Each chapter showcases a treasure trove of artefacts from the British Library and other collections around the world, beside exclusive manuscripts, sketches and illustrations from the Harry Potter archive. There's also a specially commissioned essay for each subject area by an expert, writer or cultural commentator, inspired by the contents of the exhibition – absorbing, insightful and unexpected contributions from Steve Backshall, the Reverend Richard Coles, Owen Davies, Julia Eccleshare, Roger Highfield, Steve Kloves, Lucy Mangan, Anna Pavord and Tim Peake, who offer a personal perspective on their magical theme.Readers will be able to pore over ancient spell books, amazing illuminated scrolls that reveal the secret of the Elixir of Life, vials of dragon's blood, mandrake roots, painted centaurs and a genuine witch's broomstick, in a book that shows J.K. Rowling's magical inventions alongside their cultural and historical forebears.This is the ultimate gift for Harry Potter fans, curious minds, big imaginations, bibliophiles and readers around the world who missed out on the chance to see the exhibition in person.Contents:Introduction / by Julian HarrisonLists of ArtefactsThe Journey / with Julia EcclesharePotions and Alchemy / with Roger HighfieldHerbology / with Anna PavordCharms / with Lucy ManganAstronomy / with Tim PeakeDivination / with Owen DaviesDefence Against the Dark Arts / with the Reverend Richard ColesCare of Magical Creatures / with Steve BackshallPast, Present, Future / with Steve Kloves

Harry Potter Details

TitleHarry Potter
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 20th, 2017
PublisherBloomsbury
ISBN-139781408890769
Rating
GenreScience Fiction Fantasy, Young Adult

Harry Potter Review

  • Catherine Ryan
    January 1, 1970
    A excellent companion-book to the wonderful Harry Potter series, full of information about how J K Rowling got the inspiration to create the magical world of Harry Potter. The closest I'll get to the British Museum in London, by reading all about it! :-)
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  • Valentina Christod
    January 1, 1970
    "Suffice it to say, on that day, as I rushed headlong through the pages of this wonderfully strange book with the fanciful title, the light growing ever more faint outside the windows, I could never have imagined I was about to embark on a remarkable journey, that I was but one of a legion of fellow travellers around the world embarking on the same journey, all of us falling under the spell of this unknown author, J.K Rowling, a spell that, twenty years on, only grows more powerful. Yes, it stay "Suffice it to say, on that day, as I rushed headlong through the pages of this wonderfully strange book with the fanciful title, the light growing ever more faint outside the windows, I could never have imagined I was about to embark on a remarkable journey, that I was but one of a legion of fellow travellers around the world embarking on the same journey, all of us falling under the spell of this unknown author, J.K Rowling, a spell that, twenty years on, only grows more powerful. Yes, it stayed very special. Then, now, forever." Steve Kloves, writer and director, on Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Describing my feelings exactly when some 13 years ago, I was gifted the first Harry Potter book. A companion from childhood to adulthood, these books will always have a very special place in my heart.
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  • Becca (becandbones)
    January 1, 1970
    YAAAASSSSSSIM SUCH A SUCKER FOR ANYTHING HP
  • Amanda
    January 1, 1970
    This is just going to be the year that I have no money. 30 pounds! I want it so much and I'm worried it's going to sell out T.T
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
    January 1, 1970
    Have you guys seen this? B/c I had not. But all it took was reading the description for me preorder the shit out of it. #bookdespositoryFTW Harry Potter: A History of Magic is the official book of the exhibition, a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between Bloomsbury, J.K. Rowling and the brilliant curators of the British Library. It promises to take readers on a fascinating journey through the subjects studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry – from Alchemy and Potions classes throu Have you guys seen this? B/c I had not. But all it took was reading the description for me preorder the shit out of it. #bookdespositoryFTW Harry Potter: A History of Magic is the official book of the exhibition, a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between Bloomsbury, J.K. Rowling and the brilliant curators of the British Library. It promises to take readers on a fascinating journey through the subjects studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry – from Alchemy and Potions classes through to Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures.
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  • Penelope
    January 1, 1970
    IM SCREAMINGOMGOMGOMGOMG I CANT WAITTTTTTTTTT
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