Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated Edition

In the lead up to Christmas I am going to post everyday about Harry Potter. There will be short reviews of the Illustrated Editions of Philosopher’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, plus the two companion books A History of Magic that were released in conjunction with the British Library exhibition, plus reviews of the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and the British Library’s Exhibition of A History of Magic.  

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated Edition
J.K. Rowling
Illustrated by Jim Kay

I was in the mother of all reading slumps during the past month or so, and the book that got me back to reading was this. The festive period always coincides with the Harry Potter films being shown on television, but I rarely reread books as I have so many books I haven’t read yet that need to be read. But this year, I’ve decided to revisit the books that have been released in illustrated editions, and judging by this read, they are going to be the perfect festive reads.  Continue reading

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 20th Anniversary Edition

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 20th Anniversary Edition 
J. K. Rowling
House Colour | Gryffindor 

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20 years since the biggest franchise phenomenon began. 7 books. 1 play. 1 screenplay. 1 Studio Tour. 2 theme parks. 9 films. The Wizarding World is something that has touched the lives of millions, probably billions, whether through reading the books themselves, watching the films with their children, or going to the theme park as a family. Harry Potter is something that is the definition of a modern classic. And now, Bloomsbury are releasing House Colour Editions of the beloved Philosopher’s Stone to mark the book’s 20th Anniversary.

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