Harry Potter - A Journey Through the History of Magic

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An irresistible romp through the history of magic, from alchemy to unicorns, ancient witchcraft to Harry’s Hogwarts – packed with unseen sketches and manuscript pagesfrom 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.

Product details

This spellbinding book takes readers on a journey through the Hogwarts curriculum, including Herbology, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Astronomy, Divination and more. Discover the truth behind making the Philosopher’s Stone, create your very own potion and uncover the secret of invisible ink. Learn all about the history of mandrake roots and dragons, discover what witches really used their brooms for, pore over incredible images of actual mermaids and read about real-life potions and astronomers, alchemists and more.The perfect gift for aspiring witches and wizards and any Harry Potter fan. Celebrating twenty years of Harry Potter magic, and produced in association with the British Library to support their major exhibition, Harry Potter: A History of Magic.Pottermore has produced two spellbinding eBooks that accompany the exhibition. A History of Magic allows you to zoom on objects and flick through a virtual curio cabinet or search a map of the wizarding world - whilst Journey Through a History of Magic is perfectly curated for younger readers. For more information please visit Pottermore.com

Author Biography

This richly researched and fascinating exploration of magical history is written by the British Library’s curatorial team.

Bloomsbury Publishing plc
Publication date
20 October 2017
144 pages
250 x 250 mm

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