Harry Potter

Harry Potter

A History of Magic

Book - 2017
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"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."--from the Book Depository.
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, ©2017.
ISBN: 9781408890769
Characteristics: 249 pages :,illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ;,28 cm.
Additional Contributors: British Library

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Apr 20, 2018

This was a really wonderful read.

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Mar 27, 2018

Wonderful! Lovely! ...

SPPL_Anna Mar 20, 2018

Having gone to the exhibit in the fall of 2017, this little look at it is lovely, but I am very much hoping that the full book is published here soon as it includes everything.

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