Harry Potter: A Journey Through A History of Magic by British Library, J.K. Rowling
Narrator: Natalie Dormer
Date Read: October 20, 2017
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 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, astronomers and alchemists.
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.
Contents:The magical world of Harry Potter --The journey --Potions and alchemy --Herbology --Charms --Astronomy --Divination --Defence against the dark arts --Care of magical creatures --Past, present, future --The British Library --J. K. Rowling.
Also by this author: Harry Potter and The Sourcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and The Sourcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban br> br>
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Listened for Review (Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Quick Thoughts: This was a great addition to my Harry Potter library. Natalie Dormer did a fantastic job with the narration.
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