Harry Potter: A Journey Through A History of Magic by British Library

Harry Potter: A Journey Through A History of Magic

An irresistible romp through the history of magic, from alchemy to unicorns, ancient witchcraft to Harry's Hogwarts – packed with unseen sketches and manuscript pages from J.K. Rowling, magical illustrations from Jim Kay and weird, wonderful and inspiring artefacts that have been magically released from the archives at the British Library. This spellbinding book takes read...

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Harry Potter: A Journey Through A History of Magic Reviews

  • Trish
    2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of the very first Harry Potter book, the beginning of a magical journey for so many people around the world. There are a lot of interesting facts surrounding the author and how the story came to be, but there is another side: peoples‘ fascinati...
  • Kristen
    4.5 I'm going to be honest, I think that if I read pretty much ANYTHING Harry Potter that I would like it. Even if it sucked pretty hardcore, I would probably like it to some degree. Anytime I am able to be back in the Harry Potter world, I am a happy girl.This book is a really cool mash-up of Harry...
  • Veronique
    Having bought the ‘adult’ version, I wasn’t going to get this one, thinking erroneously that it wouldn’t be as good. Silly really because I enjoyed it as much! At the base of it, the information is fundamentally the same but the layout has been adapted for a ‘younger’ a...
  • Isa Cantos (Crónicas de una Merodeadora)
    Este fue un libro súper divertido de leer, sobre todo porque tienen un montón de material extra sobre el mundo de Harry Potter que nunca había visto la luz: ilustraciones de J. K. Rowling, manuscritos originales, escenas que fueron borradas, notas del editor, incluso una carta del guionista...
  • Miranda Reads
    That's right.There's a Harry Potter exhibit. And it's a whole motherfudging ocean away. Deeeeeep Breaths. For those of you, like myself, simmering in a cauldron of jealous envy...well, at least we can still live vicariously through books. You can still experience (almost) all the wonder and magic ...
  • David Schaafsma
    I was unable to attend the exhibition at the British Library on the occasion of the twentieth year since the 1997 release of the first Harry Potter volume. Well, a book about Harry Potter and magic, you say? Isn't a companion book on magic a bit redundant? Well, you have a point, but this is a lovel...
  • Barbara
    In 2017 'The British Library' mounted an exhibition called "Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic" to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter novel. This is a companion book to the library's presentation. Harry Potter fans will find much to like in ...
  • Barbara
    In 2017 'The British Library' mounted an exhibition called "Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic" to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter novel. This is a companion book to the library's presentation. Harry Potter fans will find much to like in ...
  • Jamie (The Kansan Reader)
    If you are like me and love Harry Potter, I suggest this book. It gives a great background on JK Rowling and has many of her drawings and planning of the books in it. It's awesome sauce....

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