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Harry Potter - a History of Magic

by British Library

PUBLISHED: 5th November 2017
ISBN: 9781408890769
ANNOTATION:
The Book of the Exhibition. Beautiful design, magical Jim Kay illustrations and unseen treasures from J K Rowling's own archive combine in this unique souvenir of the British Library's much-anticipated exhibition, marking the 20th anniversary of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'. This is the ultimate gift for Harry Potter fans, curious minds, big imaginations, bibliophiles and readers around the world who miss out on the chance to see the exhibition in person.
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PUBLISHED: 5th November 2017
ISBN: 9781408890769
ANNOTATION:
The Book of the Exhibition. Beautiful design, magical Jim Kay illustrations and unseen treasures from J K Rowling's own archive combine in this unique souvenir of the British Library's much-anticipated exhibition, marking the 20th anniversary of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'. This is the ultimate gift for Harry Potter fans, curious minds, big imaginations, bibliophiles and readers around the world who miss out on the chance to see the exhibition in person.

Annotation

The Book of the Exhibition. Beautiful design, magical Jim Kay illustrations and unseen treasures from J K Rowling's own archive combine in this unique souvenir of the British Library's much-anticipated exhibition, marking the 20th anniversary of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'. This is the ultimate gift for Harry Potter fans, curious minds, big imaginations, bibliophiles and readers around the world who miss out on the chance to see the exhibition in person.

Publisher Description

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.

Author Biography

This richly researched and fascinating exploration of magical history is written by the British Library's curatorial team and essayists Steve Backshall, the Reverend Richard Coles, Owen Davies, Julia Eccleshare, Roger Highfield, Steve Kloves, Lucy Mangan, Anna Pavord and Tim Peake.

Promotional "Headline"

Beautiful design, magical Jim Kay illustrations and unseen treasures from J.K. Rowling 's own archive combine in this unique souvenir of the British Library 's much anticipated exhibition, marking the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher 's Stone

Feature

A lasting memento of the exhibition of the decade, peppered with exclusive insights and commentary from the British Library's respected curators

Product Details

Pages
256
Series
Harry Potter
Year
2017
ISBN-10
1408890763
ISBN-13
9781408890769
Format
Hardcover
Publication Date
2017-10-20
Author
British Library
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Media
Book
Subtitle
The Book of the Exhibition
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Short Title
Harry Potter - a History of Magic
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade

Product Reviews

05 Feb, 2019
By Courtney