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Harry Potter: A History of Magic is the official book of the exhibition from the curators of the British Library. It takes the reader on a journey through the subjects studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.[1] The book features illustrations by Jim Kay, gives further insight on the various historical inspirations behind Hogwarts subjects as well as the objects within the series, and includes early manuscripts and notes drafted by J. K. Rowling.[2]

Chapters[]

  • Introduction by Julian Harrison.
  1. The Journey, with Julia Eccleshare.
  2. Potions and Alchemy, with Roger Highfield.
  3. Herbology, with Anna Pavord.
  4. Charms, with Lucy Mangan.
  5. Astronomy, with Tim Peake.
  6. Divination, with Owen Davies.
  7. Defence Against the Dark Arts, with The Reverend Richard Coles.
  8. Care of Magical Creatures, with Steve Backshall.
  9. Past, Present, Future, with Steve Kloves.

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