A copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them resides in almost every wizarding household in the country. Now, for a limited period only, Muggles too have the chance to discover where Quintaped Lives, what the Puffskein eats and why it is best not to leave milk out for a Knarl.
Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Comic Relief, which means that the pounds and Galleons you exchange for it will do magic beyond the powers of any wizard. If you feel that this is insufficient reason to part with your money, I can only hope that passing wizards feel more charitable if they ever see you being attacked by a Manticore.
J. K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Harry has been burdened with a dark, dangerous and seemingly impossible task: that of locating and destroying Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes. Never has Harry felt so alone, or faced a future so full of shadows. But Harry must somehow find within himself the strength to complete the task he has been given. He must leave the warmth, safety and companionship of The Burrow and follow without fear or hesitation the inexorable path laid out for him… In this final, seventh instalment of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling unveils in spectacular fashion the answers to the many questions that have been so eagerly awaited. The spellbinding, richly woven narrative, which plunges, twists and turns at a breathtaking pace, confirms the author as a mistress of storytelling, whose books will be read, reread and read again.
J. K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Read by Jim Dale Running time: 11 hrs., 48 mins. 10 CDs. For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort. Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter's defeat of You-Know-Who was Black's downfall as well. And the Azkban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, "He's at Hogwarts...he's at Hogwarts." Harry Potter isn't safe, not even within the walls of his magical school, surrounded by his friends. Because on top of it all, there may well be a traitor in their midst.
Kennilworthy Whisp (J. K. Rowling) - Quidditch Through the Ages
A perennial bestseller in the wizarding world and one of the most popular books in the Hogwarts School library, Quidditch Through the Ages contains all you will ever need to know about the history, the rules - and the breaking of the rules - of the noble sport of Quidditch. Packed with fascinating facts, this definitive guide by the esteemed Quidditch writer Kennilworthy Whisp charts the game's history from its early origins in the medieval mists on Queerditch Marsh, through to the modern-day sport loved by so many wizard and Muggle families around the world. With comprehensive coverage of famous Quidditch teams, the commonest fouls, the development of racing brooms, and much more, this is a must-have sporting bible for all Harry Potter fans, Quidditch lovers and players, whether the weekend amateur or the seasoned Chudley Cannons season-ticket holder. This brand new edition of the most famous sports book in the wizarding world pairs J.K. Rowling's original text, with gorgeous jacket art by Jonny Duddle and line illustrations throughout by Tomislav Tomic. A contribution from the sale of each book will go to Comic Relief.
J. K. Rowling - The Tales of Beedle the Bard
The dazzlingly brilliant Chris Riddell brings his magical illustration talents to J.K. Rowling's gloriously inventive The Tales of Beedle the Bard in a fully illustrated colour edition of this essential classic for Harry Potter fans. Translated from the runes by Hermione Granger, the volume includes 'The Tale of the Three Brothers', familiar to readers of Harry Potter from the crucial role it played in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Mischievous and witty, these five rollicking tales are a deeply satisfying read in the tradition of all great fables and fairytales. Kindnesses are rewarded and selfishness shown to be the ruin of many a wizard. Burping cauldrons, hairy hearts and cackling stumps are met along the way. Each of the tales is accompanied by a deliciously subversive and insightful commentary by Professor Albus Dumbledore, all brought vividly to life with Riddell's trademark wit and elegance. Former Waterstones Children's Laureate Chris Riddell is the only illustrator to have won the Kate Greenaway Medal three times, and is brought together here for the first time with one of the world's best loved storytellers in this new edition of J.K. Rowling's fairytale classic. Much loved by generations of witches and wizards since they first appeared in the fifteenth century, this beautifully illustrated edition is set to become a firm favourite at bedtime in non-magical households the world over. The Tales of Beedle the Bard is published in aid of Lumos, an international children's charity founded in 2005 by J.K. Rowling.
J. K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Read by Jim Dale Running time: 20 hrs., 30 mins. 17 CDs. Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts for his fourth year of magical adventures in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This year Harry turns 14 and becomes interested in girls -- one in particular. And with Dark Magic comes danger, as someone close to Harry dies. You'll have to listen to learn more! The audio is available on July 8th.
J. K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he is packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike. And strike it does. For in Harry's second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including and outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockheart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls' bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley's younger sister, Ginny. But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone - or something - starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects... Harry Potter himself?
J. K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He's never worn a Cloak of Invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon. All Harry knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley. Harry's room is a tiny cupboard under the stairs, and he hasn't had a birthday party in ten years. But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to a wonderful place he never dreamed existed. There he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic around every corner, but a great destiny that's been waiting for him... if Harry can survive the encounter.
J. K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
It is the middle of the summer, but there is an unseasonal mist pressing against the windowpanes. Harry Potter is waiting nervously in his bedroom at the Dursleys' house in Privet Drive for a visit from Professor Dumbledore himself. One of the last times he saw the Headmaster was in a fierce on-to-one duel with Lord Voldemort, and Harry can't quite believe that Professor Dumbledore will actually appear at the Dursleys' of all places. Why is the Professor coming to visit him now? What is it that cannot wait until Harry returns to Hogwarts in a few weeks' time? Harry's sixth year at Hogwarts has already got off to an unusual start, as the worlds of Muggle and magic start to intertwine...
J. K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter is an ordinary boy who lives in a cupboard under the stairs at his Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon’s house, which he thinks is normal for someone like him who’s parents have been killed in a ‘car crash’. He is bullied by them and his fat, spoilt cousin Dudley, and lives a very unremarkable life with only the odd hiccup (like his hair growing back overnight!) to cause him much to think about. That is until an owl turns up with a letter addressed to Harry and all hell breaks loose! He is literally rescued by a world where nothing is as it seems and magic lessons are the order of the day. Read and find out how Harry discovers his true heritage at Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft, the reason behind his parents mysterious death, who is out to kill him, and how he uncovers the most amazing secret of all time, the fabled Philosopher’s Stone! All this and muggles too. Now, what are they?? The Author: This is Jo’s first book and she has already written seven outlines for Harry’s further adventures at Hogwarts. She lives in Edinburgh.
J. K. Rowling - Harry Potter et la Coupe de feu
Après un horrible été chez les Dursley, Harry Potter entre en quatrième année au collège de Poudlard. A quatorze ans, il voudrait simplement être un jeune sorcier comme les autres, retrouver ses amis Ron et Hermione, assister avec eux à la Coupe du Monde: de Quidditch, apprendre de nouveaux sortilèges et essayer clos lotions inconnues. Une grande nouvelle l'attend à son arrivée : la tenue à Poudlard d'un tournoi de magie entre les plus célèbres écoles de sorcellerie. Déjà les spectaculaires délégations étrangères font leur entrée... Harry se réjouit. Trop vite. II va se trouver plongé au coeur des événements les plus dramatiques qu'il ait jamais eu à affronter. Envoûtant, drôle, bouleversant, ce quatrième tome est le pilier central clos aventures de Harry Potter.
J. K. Rowling - Harry Potter et l'Ordre du Phénix
Harry Potter a maintenant quinze ans. Il se morfond chez son oncle et sa tante pendant les vacances d'été, attendant impatiemment des nouvelles de ses amis. Mais la rentrée à Poudlard sera triste et studieuse, après un incident qui lui révèle l'existence de l'ordre du Phénix et la mission de ses membres. Tout est pesant pour le jeune adolescent, victime de sa destinée : on se moque de lui, il se sent incompris, et la nouvelle «grande Inquisitrice» envoyée à Poudlard pour évincer Dumbledore le déteste manifestement. Encore vivement traumatisé par ce qu'il a vécu dans le cimetière avec Lord Voldemort, il a du mal à faire surface.
J. K. Rowling - Harry Potter et le Prince de Sang-Mêlé
Harry, Ron et Hermione entrent en sixième année à Poudlard où ils vont vivre leur dernière année avant la majorité qui est fixée, chez les sorciers, à l’âge de dix-sept ans. Des événements particulièrement marquants vont contribuer à faire passer Harry du statut d’adolescent à celui d’homme. Ce tome, sur fond de guerre contre un Voldemort plus puissant que jamais, se révèle plus sombre que les précédents. Secrets, alliances et trahisons conduisent aux événements les plus dramatiques qu’Harry ait eu à affronter. Mais, en dépit de ces épisodes tragiques, il émane du texte un sentiment général d’allégresse et de joie de vivre dû à l’humour, aux preuves d’amitié, aux scènes romantiques, à de nouvelles trouvailles poétiques de J. K. Rowling, mais surtout à la sérénité retrouvée de Harry qui reprend confiance en lui. Ce dernier se plonge également dans les souvenirs d’enfance de Voldemort. Il va ainsi mieux comprendre la personnalité de son adversaire car même cet être monstrueux possède une part d’humanité. Le sens des responsabilités et du sacrifice, revêtent, ici encore, une dimension particulièrement importante. Enfin, J. K. Rowling a révélé qu’elle donnait, dans ce livre, des indices très clairs sur la trame du septième et dernier tome dont, rappelons-le, elle a déjà écrit le dernier chapitre depuis très longtemps.
J. K. Rowling - The Casual Vacancy
When Barry Fairbrother dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils... Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?
Dinah Bucholz - The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook
With this cookbook, dining a la Hogwarts is as easy as Banoffi Pie. With more than 150 easy-to-make recipes, tips, and techniques, you can indulge in spellbindingly delicious meals drawn straight from the pages of your favorite Potter stories, such as: • Treacle Tart, Harry's favorite dessert • Molly's Meat Pies, Mrs. Weasley's classic dish • Kreacher's French Onion Soup • Pumpkin Pasties, a staple on the Hogwarts Express cart With a dash of magic and a drop of creativity, you'll conjure up the entrees, desserts, snacks, and drinks you need to transform ordinary Muggle meals into magical culinary masterpieces, sure to make even Mrs. Weasley proud.
J. K. Rowling - Harry Potter et les Reliques de la Mort
Cet été-là, Harry atteint ses dix-sept ans, l’âge de la majorité pour un sorcier, et s’apprête à faire face à son destin. Soutenu par Ron et Hermione, Harry se consacre pleinement à la mission confiée par Dumbledore avant de mourir, la chasse aux Horcruxes. Mais le Seigneur des Ténèbres règne désormais en maître absolu. Traqués, en exil, les trois fidèles amis vont connaître une solitude sans précédent, où leur courage, leurs choix et leurs sacrifices seront déterminants dans la lutte contre les forces du mal. Leur quête croisera celle des Reliques de la Mort, et fera surgir du passé des révélations capitales et parfois douloureuses. Ces épreuves conduiront Harry, sans détour, vers sa destinée, l’affrontement final avec Lord Voldemort. Dans ce septième et ultime volume, J. K Rowling nous offre le dénouement complexe du canevas méticuleusement tissé au cours de dix-sept années de rédaction. Huit cents pages qui comblent nos attentes et nous éclairent sur les six précédents tomes. Huit cents pages qui mènent Harry à l’âge adulte et nous font reconsidérer d’un autre œil toute l’œuvre. Avec une maîtrise absolue du suspense, une inventivité et une grande humanité, J. K. Rowling clôt en beauté ce roman d'apprentissage unique en son genre.
George R. R. Martin - Trónok harca
A Trónok harca lebilincselő fantasy, amely klasszikus lovagkirályságot tár az olvasó elé: Westeros fölött valaha a sárkánykirályok uralkodtak, ám a Targaryen-dinasztiát 15 évvel ezelőtt elűzték, és most Robert Baratheon uralkodik hű barátai, Jon Arryn, majd Eddard Stark segítségével. A konfliktus középpontjában Deres urai, a Starkok állnak. Olyanok, mint a föld, ahol születtek: makacs, kemény jellemű család. Szemünk előtt hősök, gazemberek és egy gonosz hatalom története elevenedik meg. Ám hamar rá kell ébrednünk, hogy ebben a világban mégsem egyszerűen jók és gonoszok kerülnek szembe egymással, hanem mesterien ábrázolt jellemek bontakoznak ki előttünk különböző vágyakkal, célokkal, félelmekkel és sebekkel. Martin legnagyobb erőssége hogy meg tudja újítani, élettel tölti fel azt a műfajt, amit a sok populáris Tolkien-imitáció évtizedeken át klisék sorozatába fojtva ismételgetett. A jég és tűz dalának első kötete egy világteremtő fantasy eposz nagyszabású felütése.
Lauren Weisberger - The Devil Wears Prada
A delightfully dishy novel about the all-time most impossible boss in the history of impossible bosses. Andrea Sachs, a small-town girl fresh out of college, lands the job "a million girls would die for." Hired as the assistant to Miranda Priestly, the high-profile, fabulously successful editor of Runway magazine, Andrea finds herself in an office that shouts Prada! Armani! Versace! at every turn, a world populated by impossibly thin, heart-wrenchingly stylish women and beautiful men clad in fine-ribbed turtlenecks and tight leather pants that show off their lifelong dedication to the gym. With breathtaking ease, Miranda can turn each and every one of these hip sophisticates into a scared, whimpering child. The Devil Wears Prada gives a rich and hilarious new meaning to complaints about "The Boss from Hell." Narrated in Andrea's smart, refreshingly disarming voice, it traces a deep, dark, devilish view of life at the top only hinted at in gossip columns and over Cosmopolitans at the trendiest cocktail parties. From sending the latest, not-yet-in-stores Harry Potter to Miranda's children in Paris by private jet, to locating an unnamed antique store where Miranda had at some point admired a vintage dresser, to serving lattes to Miranda at precisely the piping hot temperature she prefers, Andrea is sorely tested each and every day—and often late into the night with orders barked over the phone. She puts up with it all by keeping her eyes on the prize: a recommendation from Miranda that will get Andrea a top job at any magazine of her choosing. As things escalate from the merely unacceptable to the downright outrageous, however, Andrea begins to realize that the job a million girls would die for may just kill her. And even if she survives, she has to decide whether or not the job is worth the price of her soul.
Jenny Colgan - The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris
As dawn breaks over the Pont Neuf, and the cobbled alleyways of Paris come to life, Anna Trent is already awake and at work; mixing and stirring the finest, smoothest, richest chocolate; made entirely by hand, it is sold to the grandes dames of Paris. It's a huge shift from the chocolate factory she worked in at home in the north of England. But when an accident changed everything, Anna was thrown back in touch with her French teacher, Claire, who offered her the chance of a lifetime - to work in Paris with her former sweetheart, Thierry, a master chocolatier. With old wounds about to be uncovered and healed, Anna is set to discover more about real chocolate - and herself - than she ever dreamed.
David Mitchell - Cloud Atlas
'Souls cross ages like clouds cross skies...' A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified dinery server on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation. The narrators of _Cloud Atlas_ hear each other's echoes down the corridor of history, and their destinies are changed in ways great and small. In his extraordinary third novel, David Mitchell erases the boundaries of language, genre and time to offer a meditation on humanity's dangerous will to power, and where it may lead us.
Cecelia Ahern - The Gift
What's your Christmas wish? For Lou Suffern it's time. An extremely successful business man, Lou always has to be two places at one time, though usually it's at the office and not at home with his doting wife and two young children. When Lou gets closer to a promotion at work his home life starts to really unravel, and as the holidays draw closer he begins to resemble Ebenezer Scrooge. Enter Gabe, a homeless man Lou buys coffee for one day. Inspired by his own random act of kindness, Lou goes one step further and lands Gabe a job in the mail room of his company. But when Gabe begins to meddle in Lou's life, Lou quickly begins to regret his hasty good deed. Gabe seems to know more about Lou than Lou does about himself, and, more importantly, how does Gabe always seem to be two places at once? As Christmas draws closer, Gabe is able to make Lou finally understand the gift of time and discover what's truly important in life. But can he help him fix what's broken before it's too late?