Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

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...

Details Harry Potter

TitleHarry Potter
Release DateOct 20th, 2017
GenreFantasy, Fiction, Young Adult

Reviews Harry Potter

  • Mohammed Arabey
    Finally, my copy is on the way to Egypt..As huge Potterhead, I always admire how close ‘The Harry Potter Series’ is to our Real World.In Egypt we've this saying; “No Smoke Without Fire”...and this magnificent work of literature has many references to exotic, magical, strange and fantastic subjects, artefacts, creatures and even History..And it doesn't seems all just a work of fantasy.. it feels like it has Roots in real life..Elixir of Li...
  • Trish
    This year marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of the very first Harry Potter book. Who would have thought that a fantasy story for kids would become such a world-wide phenomenon? Certainly not the numerous publishers who turned J.K. Rowling down. *lol* In honour of the event, the British Library is hosting an exhibition called Harry Potter: A History of Magic and this book basically is a summary of the exhibition for all those who canno...
  • Jason
    Must-read for any Harry Potter obsessed person, like myself. This book is filled with a bunch of really neat information on the history of magic/witchcraft and provides insights into where JK Rowling drew inspiration for a lot of the things we see in Harry Potter.I have been waiting for something like this for years. My only criticism: I WANT MORE! I could literally sit down with thousands of pages of JK Rowling's private documents from her early...
  • Veronique
    If you are a Potter fan, then you’ll have heard of this amazing exhibition that the British Library has put together to celebrate the 20 years since the first publication of book 1. It is unreal to think that before then, we didn’t have this fascinating world that has charmed everyone. This is also the first time the BL have exhibited an author who is still very much alive :0)Rowling did inspire herself from myths and many texts, which can be...
  • leynes
    Well, this didn't necessarily turn out as planned. Harry Potter: A History of Magic promises to showcase the magical traditions that lie at the heart of Harry Potter's world. I'm not really sure if this catalogue lives up to its claim.Personally, I would've preferred it if this book had really looked into all of those myths, creatures and people that inspired J.K. Rowling. It would have been such an enrichment if the curators would have tied thes...
  • Amber Robertson
    i couldn’t help myself. it was sitting on my shelf looking so sad and desperately wanting me to read it.
  • Rikke
    I was fortunate enough to visit the Harry Potter exhibition at British Library in its opening week in October. It was such a wonderful experience; I stood in awe and looked at Rowling's manuscripts, drawings and schedules; I gazed longingly at Jim Kay's detailed drawings and paintings; and I gasped when I saw the mutated body of a supposed merman (?) and a rumored witch's cauldron from the 16th century.I cannot recommend the exhibition highly eno...
  • Nadine
    Required reading for every Harry Potter fan! I originally picked this up after skimming through it at the bookstore and seeing images of drafts and annotations of the original books, so I had to buy it. This book is the written equivalent of walking through the British Library's actual museum Harry Potter: A History of Magic. It focuses heavily on the historical precedents for everything found in the series by filtering it through the various sch...
  • Catherine Ryan
    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! :-)
  • Elysia
    Harry Potter: A History of Magic combines three of my favourite things: History, Harry Potter and beautifully produced books. I had a wonderful time reading through each chapter and only wish that I could see the artefacts in real life (but seeing as I'm on the other side of the world, this isn't possible at the moment, so this book is the next best thing to seeing the exhibition in person).