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Title Harry Potter : a history of magic.

Publication Info. London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 Cheshire Public Library - Children's Department  J FICTION ROWLING    DUE 02-05-22
Description 249 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour), facsimiles ; 28 cm
Note "The spellbinding companion to a unique exhibition"--Cover.
"British Library"--Cover.
"This book is based on the British Library exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Summary Harry Potter: A History of Magic is the official book of the exhibition, a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between Bloomsbury, J.K. Rowling and the brilliant curators of the British Library. It promises to take readers on a fascinating journey through the subjects studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry -- from Alchemy and Potions classes through to Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures. Each chapter showcases a treasure trove of artefacts from the British Library and other collections around the world, beside exclusive manuscripts, sketches and illustrations from the Harry Potter archive. There's also a specially commissioned essay for each subject area by an expert, writer or cultural commentator, inspired by the contents of the exhibition -- absorbing, insightful and unexpected contributions from Steve Backshall, the Reverend Richard Coles, Owen Davies, Julia Eccleshare, Roger Highfield, Steve Kloves, Lucy Mangan, Anna Pavord and Tim Peake, who offer a personal perspective on their magical theme.
Contents Introduction / Julian Harrison -- The journey / Julia Eccleshare -- Potions and alchemy / Roger Highfield -- Herbology / Anna Pavord -- Charms / Lucy Mangan -- Astronomy / Tim Peake -- Divination / Owen Davies -- Defence against the dark arts / Revrend Richard Coles -- Care of magical creatures / Steve Backshall -- Past, present, future / Steve Kloves -- The British Library -- J.K. Rowling.
Subject Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter series -- History -- Exhibitions -- Juvenile literature.
Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter series -- Juvenile literature.
British Library -- Exhibitions -- Juvenile literature.
Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter series -- History -- Exhibitions.
Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter series.
British Library -- Exhibitions.
British Library. (OCoLC)fst00563007
Harry Potter series (Rowling, J.K.) (OCoLC)fst01914044
Harry Potter films -- Juvenile literature.
Magic -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Harry Potter films.
Magic -- History.
Harry Potter films. (OCoLC)fst01763853
Magic. (OCoLC)fst01005468
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01424028
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author British Library, host institution.
Added Title History of magic
ISBN 9781408890769 (hardback)
1408890763 (hardback)
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