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two HP 'History' books of magic coming out!

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:58 pm

Two new books about the Harry Potter universe are coming out in October!

Zach Johnson wrote:
British publishing house Bloomsbury announced Tuesday that two Harry Potter books will be released in October, coinciding with the opening of the British Library's Harry Potter exhibition, "A History of Magic." Harry Potter: A History of Magic - The Book of the Exhibition will take readers through subjects studied at Hogwarts, while Harry Potter - A Journey Through a History of Magic will cover mystical topics including alchemy, ancient witchcraft and magical creatures.

Each chapter in The Book of the Exhibition "showcases a treasure trove of artifacts from the British Library and other collections around the world, beside exclusive manuscripts, sketches and illustrations from the Harry Potter archive," according to the publisher. Each subject area includes a "specially commissioned essay" from people like Steve Backshall, Richard Coles, Owen Davies, Julia Eccleshare, Roger Highfield, Steve Kloves, Lucy Mangan, Anna Pavord and Tim Peake. A Journey Through a History of Magic, meanwhile, will teach readers lessons on Astronomy, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Divination, Herbology and other wizarding subjects.

The books will be available Oct. 20, and they are both available for pre-order now.

The London-based Harry Potter exhibition, meanwhile, will run through February 2018; it honors the 20th anniversary of J.K. Rowling's novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.


These are on my list!

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Re: two HP 'History' books of magic coming out!

Postby Austin Ollivander Black » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:45 pm

Those two books are definitely on my list. They sound amazing. Thank you for the post and letting us all know this wonderful news.
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Re: two HP 'History' books of magic coming out!

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:54 pm

Fels had the wonderful idea of making an activity in the Sett with these books as the basis, and it is now scheduled for November! HOL Calendar So put that on your own calendar to be sure to come play with the Badgers!

We will be sure to create activities which do not require a person owning, or having read the book(s), but maybe might entice someone into obtaining one or both of them. B)
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Re: two HP 'History' books of magic coming out!

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:45 pm

I received an email from Pottermore.

Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic, by British Library, is now available on ebook!

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, from 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 and astronomers, alchemists and more.

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.
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Re: two HP 'History' books of magic coming out!

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:43 pm

So many new folks are showing up in these past few weeks. B)

If you are one of them, did you realize that Hufflepuff is hosting Exhibitions and Journeys of HP Magic in November? All of HOL is welcome to join us. (You need to have an account at the Sett, and be logged in, to see it!)

All of everything is due at the end of November, so you've plenty of time to catch up with Weeks 1 and 2 and start on Week 3.

Come join us! Have fun! Earn Diamonds!
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