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Children's Book of the Month

A visually stunning read

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets : Illustrated Edition - J. K. Rowling

Prepare to be spellbound by Jim Kay's dazzling full-colour illustrations in this stunning new edition of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Breathtaking scenes, dark themes and unforgettable characters - including Dobby and Gilderoy Lockhart - await inside this fully illustrated edition. With paint, pencil and pixels, award-winning illustrator Jim Kay conjures the wizarding world as we have never seen it before. Fizzing with magic and brimming with humour, this inspired re-imagining will captivate fans and new readers alike!



Read about the author - J.K Rowling

Joanne Kathleen Rowling was born on 31st July 1965, where she grew up surrounded by books as her mum and dad loved reading. She says: "I lived for books… I was your basic common-or-garden bookworm, complete with freckles and National Health spectacles." From an early age she wanted to be a writer, penning her first book at the age of six, a story about a rabbit called Rabbit

Joanne studied French and Classics at the University of Exeter. Her Classics studies would come in very handy later when she was thinking up all the spells in Harry Potter, some of which are based on Latin. J.K. Rowling first had the idea for Harry Potter while delayed on a train traveling from Manchester to London King’s Cross in 1990. Over the next five years, she began to plan out the seven books of the series. She wrote mostly in longhand and amassed a mountain of notes, many of which were on scraps of paper.

In 1993 she had a baby daughter, Jessica, but she continued to write Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in every spare moment she could find. She sent the first three chapters of the finished manuscript to a number of literary agents, one of whom wrote back asking to see the rest of it. She says that it was ‘the best letter I had ever received in my life’.

Dont forget book 1 - Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone Illustrated Edition

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone : Illustrated Edition - J. K. Rowling

Prepare to be spellbound by Jim Kay's dazzling depiction of the wizarding world and much loved characters in this full-colour illustrated hardback edition of the nation's favourite children's book - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Brimming with rich detail and humour that perfectly complements J.K.

Rowling's timeless classic, Jim Kay's glorious illustrations will captivate fans and new...



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