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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone : Harry Potter : Book 1 - J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter : Book 1

Hardcover Published: 23rd September 2015
ISBN: 9781408865279
Number Of Pages: 224
For Ages: 11+ years old

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The book that started the biggest publishing phenomenon of our time and introduced us to the enchanting world of Harry Potter - adult edition featuring stylish jacket art by Andrew Davidson

Strange things always seem to happen when Harry Potter is around. Things that unsettle his guardians, the Dursleys. They strongly disapprove of strangeness. It's only when a letter arrives, delivered by a shaggy giant of a man called Hagrid, that Harry learns the truth that will transform his entire future: his parents were killed by the evil Lord Voldemort, and he, Harry, is a wizard.

Whisked away to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy, Harry discovers a world of enchantments, ghosts, Quidditch, and friends who will stand, throughout everything, by his side. But when Harry hears of a stone with great powers, he finds that his school has its own dark secrets - and an adventure that will become the stuff of legend begins.

These adult editions with glorious jacket art by Andrew Davidson are now available in hardback for the first time.

Industry Reviews

And you thought wizardry was for children. Harry Potter will make you think again. He casts his spells on grown-ups too * James Naughtie *
Funny, imaginative, magical ... In the 2020s, thirty-something book-lovers will know each other by smug references to Diagon Alley and Quidditch * The Times *
The Harry Potter stories will join that small group of children's books which are read and reread into adulthood * TLS *
Rowling uses classic narrative devices with flair and originality and delivers a complex and demanding plot in the form of a hugely entertaining thriller * Scotsman *
One of the greatest literary adventures of modern times * Sunday Telegraph *
Spellbinding, enchanting, bewitching stuff * Mirror *

ISBN: 9781408865279
ISBN-10: 1408865270
Audience: BCH
For Ages: 11+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 23rd September 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.8  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1

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J. K. Rowling

About the Author


J K (Joanne Kathleen) Rowling was born in July 1965 at Yate General Hospital in England and grew up in Chepstow, Gwent where she went to Wyedean Comprehensive.

Jo left Chepstow for Exeter University, where she earned a French and Classics degree, her course including one year in Paris. As a postgraduate she moved to London and worked as a researcher at Amnesty International among other jobs. She started writing the Harry Potter series during a delayed Manchester to London King's Cross train journey, and during the next five years, outlined the plots for each book and began writing the first novel.

Jo then moved to northern Portugal, where she taught English as a foreign language. She married in October 1992 and gave birth to a daughter Jessica in 1993. When the marriage ended, she and Jessica returned to the UK to live in Edinburgh, where Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone was eventually completed.

Jo married Dr. Neil Murray in 2001, and a brother for Jessica, David, was born in 2003. A sister, Mackenzie, followed in 2005.

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