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J.K. Rowling - Author

About the Author

J.K. Rowling is the author of the bestselling Harry Potter series of seven books, published between 1997 and 2007, which have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, are distributed in more than 200 territories, translated into 73 languages, and have been turned into eight blockbuster films. She has also written two small volumes, which appear as the titles of Harry's schoolbooks within the novels. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages were published by Bloomsbury Children's Books in March 2001 in aid of Comic Relief. In December 2008, The Tales of Beedle the Bard was published in aid of the Children's High Level Group, and quickly became the fastest selling book of the year.

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Ravenclaw Edition

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Ravenclaw Edition

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/06/2019

Let the magic of J.K. Rowling's classic Harry Potter series take you back to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Issued to mark the 20th anniversary of first publication of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, this irresistible Ravenclaw House Edition celebrates the noble character of the Hogwarts house famed for its wit, learning and wisdom. Harry's third year at Hogwarts is packed with thrilling Ravenclaw moments, including the appearance of the inimitable Professor Trelawney! With vibrant sprayed edges in Ravenclaw house livery, the book features beautiful house-themed cover artwork with intricate bronze foiling. With an exciting, bespoke introduction exploring the history of Ravenclaw House, and exclusive insights into the use of the Patronus Charm by favourite Ravenclaw characters, the book also boasts a spectacular image by Kate Greenaway winner Levi Pinfold of Cho Chang conjuring her Patronus. All seven books in the series will be issued in these highly collectable, beautifully crafted House Editions, designed to be treasured and read for years to come. A must-have for anyone who has ever imagined sitting under the Sorting Hat in the Great Hall at Hogwarts waiting to hear the words, 'Better be RAVENCLAW!'

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Slytherin Edition

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Slytherin Edition

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

Let the magic of J.K. Rowling's classic Harry Potter series take you back to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Issued to mark the 20th anniversary of first publication of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, this irresistible Slytherin House Edition celebrates the noble character of the Hogwarts house famed for its pride, ambition and cunning. Harry's third year at Hogwarts is packed with thrilling Slytherin moments, including Draco Malfoy's typically sneaky attempts to sabotage the Gryffindor Seeker ... With vibrant sprayed edges in Slytherin house livery, the book features beautiful house-themed cover artwork with intricate gold foiling. With an exciting, bespoke introduction exploring the history of Slytherin House, and exclusive insights into the use of the Patronus Charm by favourite Slytherin characters, the book also boasts a spectacular image by Kate Greenaway winner Levi Pinfold of Severus Snape conjuring his Patronus. All seven books in the series will be issued in these highly collectable, beautifully crafted House Editions, designed to be treasured and read for years to come. A must-have for anyone who has ever imagined sitting under the Sorting Hat in the Great Hall at Hogwarts waiting to hear the words, 'Better be SLYTHERIN!'

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Slytherin Edition

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Slytherin Edition

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/06/2019

Let the magic of J.K. Rowling's classic Harry Potter series take you back to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Issued to mark the 20th anniversary of first publication of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, this irresistible Slytherin House Edition celebrates the noble character of the Hogwarts house famed for its pride, ambition and cunning. Harry's third year at Hogwarts is packed with thrilling Slytherin moments, including Draco Malfoy's typically sneaky attempts to sabotage the Gryffindor Seeker ... With vibrant sprayed edges in Slytherin house livery, the book features beautiful house-themed cover artwork with intricate gold foiling. With an exciting, bespoke introduction exploring the history of Slytherin House, and exclusive insights into the use of the Patronus Charm by favourite Slytherin characters, the book also boasts a spectacular image by Kate Greenaway winner Levi Pinfold of Severus Snape conjuring his Patronus. All seven books in the series will be issued in these highly collectable, beautifully crafted House Editions, designed to be treasured and read for years to come. A must-have for anyone who has ever imagined sitting under the Sorting Hat in the Great Hall at Hogwarts waiting to hear the words, 'Better be SLYTHERIN!'

Quidditch Through the Ages

Quidditch Through the Ages

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2019

A perennial bestseller in the wizarding world and one of the most popular books in the Hogwarts School library, Quidditch Through the Ages contains all you will ever need to know about the history, the rules - and the breaking of the rules - of the noble sport of Quidditch. Packed with fascinating facts, this definitive guide by the esteemed Quidditch writer Kennilworthy Whisp charts the game's history from its early origins in the medieval mists on Queerditch Marsh through to the modern-day sport loved by so many wizard and Muggle families around the world. With comprehensive coverage of famous Quidditch teams, the commonest fouls, the development of racing brooms, and much more, this is a must-have sporting bible for all Harry Potter and Quidditch lovers, whether the weekend amateur or the devoted Chudley Cannons fanatic. This large print, dyslexia-friendly edition of the most famous sports book in the wizarding world pairs J.K. Rowling's original text with gorgeous jacket art by Jonny Duddle and line illustrations throughout by Tomislav Tomic. Features to aid accessibility include RNIB-approved and dyslexia-friendly fonts and font sizes, tinted paper for glare reduction and maximum contrast, captions and detailed descriptions to accompany each illustration and themed navigational aids to assist the reader. A contribution from the sale of each book will go to Comic Relief and Lumos.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2019

The Tales of Beedle the Bard has been favourite bedtime reading in wizarding households for centuries. Full of magic and trickery, these classic tales both entertain and instruct, and remain as captivating to young wizards today as they were when Beedle first put quill to parchment in the 15th century. There are five tales in all: 'The Tale of the Three Brothers' Harry Potter fans will know from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; 'The Fountain of Fair Fortune', 'The Warlock's Hairy Heart', 'The Wizard and the Hopping Pot' and 'Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump' complete the collection. These narrative gems are accompanied by explanatory notes by Professor Albus Dumbledore (included by kind permission of the Hogwarts Headmaster's archive). His illuminating thoughts reveal the stories to be much more than just simple moral tales, and are sure to make Babbitty Rabbitty and the slug-belching Hopping Pot as familiar to Muggles as Snow White and Cinderella. This large print, dyslexia-friendly edition of these much loved fairytales pairs J.K. Rowling's original text with gorgeous jacket art by Jonny Duddle and line illustrations throughout by Tomislav Tomic. Features to aid accessibility include RNIB-approved and dyslexia-friendly fonts and font sizes, tinted paper for glare reduction and maximum contrast, captions and detailed descriptions to accompany each illustration and themed navigational aids to assist the reader. A contribution from the sale of each book will go to Lumos.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2019

The large print, dyslexia-friendly edition of this essential companion to the Harry Potter stories includes the fully updated 2017 text and features a range of magical beasts from the wizarding world, from the harmless Puffskein to the terrifying Thunderbird, brought to life with interior line art by the amazingly talented Tomislav Tomic and a spectacular cover by Jonny Duddle. Features to aid accessibility include RNIB-approved and dyslexia-friendly fonts and font sizes, tinted paper for glare reduction and maximum contrast, captions and detailed descriptions to accompany each illustration and themed navigational aids to assist the reader. An approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world. Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance. Some of the beasts will be familiar to readers of the Harry Potter books - the Hippogriff, the Basilisk, the Hungarian Horntail ... Others will surprise even the most ardent amateur Magizoologist. Dip in to discover the curious habits of magical beasts across five continents ... A contribution from the sale of each book will go to Comic Relief and Lumos.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard - Illustrated Edition

The Tales of Beedle the Bard - Illustrated Edition

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2018

Prepare to be spellbound by Chris Riddell's dazzling full-colour illustrations in this stunning new collector's edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, J.K. Rowling's glorious fairytale classic. This beautiful, deluxe edition features an opulent page size and a pull-out double gatefold; intricate foiled artwork by Chris Riddell on the real cloth cover and slipcase; an exclusive print of Albus Dumbledore; and a luxurious ribbon marker and head and tail band. The ultimate must-have edition for any Potter fan, collector or bibliophile, it is set to become a firm favourite at bedtime in non-magical households the world over. Much loved by generations of witches and wizards since they first appeared in the fifteenth century, these five rollicking and mischievous tales are a deeply satisfying read in the tradition of all great fables and fairytales. Kindnesses are rewarded and selfishness shown to be the ruin of many a wizard. Burping cauldrons, hairy hearts and cackling stumps are met along the way. Translated from the runes by Hermione Granger, each of the tales is accompanied by a deliciously subversive and insightful commentary by Professor Albus Dumbledore, all brought vividly to life with Riddell's trademark wit and elegance. Former Waterstones Children's Laureate Chris Riddell is the only illustrator to have won the Kate Greenaway Medal three times, and is brought together here for the first time with one of the world's best loved storytellers in this magical new edition.The Tales of Beedle the Bard is published in aid of Lumos, an international children's charity founded in 2005 by J.K. Rowling.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

'Will you, Severus, watch over my son Draco as he attempts to fulfil the Dark Lord's wishes?' Narcissa Malfoy Suspicion and fear blow through the wizarding world as news of the Dark Lord's attack on the Ministry of Magic spreads. Harry has not told anyone about the future predicted by the prophecy in the Department of Mysteries, nor how deeply what happened to Sirius Black affected him. He's desperate for Professor Dumbledore to arrive and take him away from the Dursley's - but Hogwarts may not be the safe haven from Voldemort's Dark Forces that it once was. In his sixth year, the names Black, Malfoy, Lestrange and Snape will haunt Harry with shades of trust and treachery as he discovers the secret behind the mysterious Half-Blood Prince - and Dumbledore prepares him to face his own terrifying destiny. These adult editions have been stylishly redesigned to showcase Andrew Davidson's beautiful woodcut cover artwork.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

'It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities' Albus Dumbledore Harry Potter can't wait for his holidays with the dire Dursleys to end. But a small, self-punishing house-elf warns Harry of mortal danger awaiting him at Hogwarts. Returning to the castle nevertheless, Harry hears a rumour about a Chamber of Secrets, holding unknown horrors for wizards of Muggle parentage. Then students are found as though turned to stone, and a terrible warning is discovered painted on the wall. The chief suspect - always in the wrong place - is Harry. But something much darker has yet to be unleashed. These adult editions have been stylishly redesigned to showcase Andrew Davidson's beautiful woodcut cover artwork.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

'This is the weapon he has been seeking so assiduously since his return: the knowledge of how to destroy you' Albus Dumbledore Harry Potter is furious that he has been abandoned at the Dursleys' house for the summer, for he suspects that Voldemort is gathering an army, that he himself could be attacked, and that his so-called friends are keeping him in the dark. Finally rescued by wizard bodyguards, he discovers that Dumbledore is regrouping the Order of the Phoenix - a secret society first formed years ago to fight Voldemort. But the Ministry of Magic is against the Order, lies are being spread by the wizards' tabloid, the Daily Prophet, and Harry fears that he may have to take on this epic battle against evil alone. These adult editions have been stylishly redesigned to showcase Andrew Davidson's beautiful woodcut cover artwork.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

'It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be' Albus Dumbledore When the Quidditch World Cup is disrupted by Voldemort's rampaging supporters alongside the resurrection of the terrifying Dark Mark, it is obvious to Harry Potter that, far from weakening, Voldemort is getting stronger. Back at Hogwarts for his fourth year, Harry is astonished to be chosen by the Goblet of Fire to represent the school in the Triwizard Tournament. The competition is dangerous, the tasks terrifying, and true courage is no guarantee of survival - especially when the darkest forces are on the rise. These adult editions have been stylishly redesigned to showcase Andrew Davidson's beautiful woodcut cover artwork.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

'The Dark Lord will rise again with his servant's aid, greater and more terrible than ever before' Sybill Trelawney Harry Potter is lucky to reach the age of thirteen, since he has survived the murderous attacks of the feared Dark Lord on more than one occasion. But his hopes for a quiet school term concentrating on Quidditch are dashed when a maniacal mass-murderer escapes from Azkaban, pursued by the soul-sucking Dementors who guard the prison. It's assumed that Hogwarts is the safest place for Harry to be. But is it a coincidence that he can feel eyes watching him in the dark, and should he be taking Professor Trelawney's ghoulish predictions seriously? These adult editions have been stylishly redesigned to showcase Andrew Davidson's beautiful woodcut cover artwork.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2018

J.K. Rowling invites you to explore a new era of the Wizarding World . . . When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone . . . Inspired by the original Hogwart's textbook by Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original screenplay marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. A feat of imagination and featuring a cast of remarkable characters and magical creatures, this is epic adventure-packed storytelling at its very best. Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition for any film lover or reader's bookshelf. *** Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is available now! ***

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Gryffindor Edition

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Gryffindor Edition

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2018

Let the magic of J.K. Rowling's classic series take you back to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Issued to mark the 20th anniversary of first publication of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, these irresistible House Editions celebrate the noble character of the four Hogwarts houses. Featuring gorgeous house-themed cover art and interior line illustrations by Kate Greenaway Medal winner Levi Pinfold, each book will also have vibrant sprayed edges in the house livery. Entertaining bonus features exclusive to each house accompany the novel. All seven books in the series will be issued in these highly collectable House Editions. A must-have for anyone who has ever imagined sitting under the Sorting Hat in the Great Hall at Hogwarts waiting to hear the words, 'Better be GRYFFINDOR!' You'll always find a home at Hogwarts!

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Hufflepuff Edition

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Hufflepuff Edition

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2018

Let the magic of J.K. Rowling's classic series take you back to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Issued to mark the 20th anniversary of first publication of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, these irresistible House Editions celebrate the noble character of the four Hogwarts houses. Featuring gorgeous house-themed cover art and interior line illustrations by Kate Greenaway Medal winner Levi Pinfold, each book will also have vibrant sprayed edges in the house livery. Entertaining bonus features exclusive to each house accompany the novel. All seven books in the series will be issued in these highly collectable House Editions. A must-have for anyone who has ever imagined sitting under the Sorting Hat in the Great Hall at Hogwarts waiting to hear the words, 'Better be HUFFLEPUFF!' You'll always find a home at Hogwarts!

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Slytherin Edition

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Slytherin Edition

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2018

Let the magic of J.K. Rowling's classic series take you back to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Issued to mark the 20th anniversary of first publication of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, these irresistible House Editions celebrate the noble character of the four Hogwarts houses. Featuring gorgeous house-themed cover art and interior line illustrations by Kate Greenaway Medal winner Levi Pinfold, each book will also have vibrant sprayed edges in the house livery. Entertaining bonus features exclusive to each house accompany the novel. All seven books in the series will be issued in these highly collectable House Editions. A must-have for anyone who has ever imagined sitting under the Sorting Hat in the Great Hall at Hogwarts waiting to hear the words, 'Better be SLYTHERIN!' You'll always find a home at Hogwarts!

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