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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Author: Joanne Rowling
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pages: 607
Genre: Young Adult
Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts begins, and it feels like a reassuring place to return to after the strange events of the summer. Disappearances, murder and an ominous chilling mist which swirls through both the Muggle and wizarding worlds are harbingers of more sinister purpose. Voldemort’s army is swelling, and with it the Death Eaters are growing bolder and more deadly. Suspicions are rife, and allegiances questioned as even the safest havens cease to feel secure from the Dark wizards. As the storm gathers strength, Harry must face the terrifying truth of his destiny. With her irresistibly deft mix of suspense and humour, J.K. Rowling reveals the sheer intricacy and brilliance of the world she has created, as the pieces of the jigsaw start to fall into place. J. K. (JOANNE KATHLEEN) ROWLING has written fiction since she was a child. Born in 1965, she grew up in Chepstow and wrote her first ‘book’ at the age of six - a story about a rabbit called Rabbit. She studied French and Classics at Exeter University, then moved to London to work at Amnesty International, and then to Portugal to teach English as a foreign language, before settling in Edinburgh. The idea for Harry Potter occurred to her on the train from Manchester to London, where she says Harry Potter ‘just strolled into my head fully formed’, and by the time she had arrived at King’s Cross, many of the characters had taken shape. During the next five years she outlined the plots for each book and began writing the first in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, which was first published by Bloomsbury in 1997. The other Harry Potter titles: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, followed. J.K. Rowling has also written three other companion books, Quidditch Through the Ages, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and The Tales of Beedle the Bard, in aid of Comic Relief.
ISBN: 9780747581109
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