20th Anniversary Edition for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

To celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, publishers Bloomsbury are set to release four Hogwarts house themed editions of the book that started the magical series. Each cover tells a unique story with the artist using the traditional heraldry from the historic coat of arms to tell us about each house.

It means readers can buy an edition according to their house colours, or buy the set if they’re an avid collector. However, at this point it’s only Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone getting the new cover rather than the entire series.

The books will be available in both paperback and hardback, the covers are mostly black with the house colours inset with the coat of arms. The edges of each page are also patterned according to the house colours, and they look absolutely beautiful!

The 20th Anniversary covers will be released in early June and you can order your copy at your local bookshop now, or pre-order online. All that’s left to do is find out what house you’re in on Pottermore, if you haven’t already! I was a Ravenclaw but I’ve been resorted as Hufflepuff, it’s ok though I love all the Hogwarts houses just the same.

Release Date and Cover Reveal for Fourth Strike Novel Lethal White

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We’ve waited and waited and waited, we’ve discussed the possibilities and debated when the release might be. We’ve sighed as the publication date was put back and we’ve grumbled at having to wait. We’ve cheered at the news it’s finally finished, and today we have a release date and a cover reveal for the fourth book in the Cormoran Strike series, Lethal White.

I don’t know about you, but I am so excited, I placed my pre-order before I came to write this blog.
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Anthony Bourdain Biography to be Published Next Year

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It has been three weeks since chef, author, writer, and travel documentarian Anthony Bourdain tragically took his own life, and the world is still keenly feeling the loss of a man who brought happiness, culture, and great food to those who followed his work. Bourdain’s influence won’t soon be forgotten, especially now that a biography is set to be published next year. Read More

Eddie Izzard Has Recorded an Audiobook of Charles Dickens’ ‘Great Expectations,’ Despite the Fact He’s Dyslexic.

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The famed British comedian and actor, Eddie Izzard, recently discovered that he shared the same birthday as the famed novelist Charles Dickens, though the two artists are separated by 150 years. Despite the fact that Izzard struggles with dyslexia, he has recorded an audiobook of Great Expectations and it’s set to be available to download and listen to on June 28 for only 99p on Amazon. Read More

Next Cormoran Strike Novel ‘Lethal White’ to be Released Later this Year

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As fans of the page will know, we’ve been watching for the release of the next Cormoran Strike novel, Lethal White for a while now. We’ve been waiting and waiting for the fourth novel in the crime series written by J. K Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

Originally it was delayed as Rowling was working on the screenplays for the Fantastic Beasts movie but Rowling has sent out various updates since she announced what Lethal White would be called. However, it’s now been almost three years since Career of Evil, the third novel in the series was published and fans have been getting impatient.
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Samoan writer brings taboo subjects to the fore in new book.

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Samoan artist and writer Sia Figiel has a new book out this year that tackles human stereotypes and taboos.

Sia was heavily influenced by the Somoan culture she grew up in and names her greatest inspiration as Samoan novelist and poet, Albert Wendt. She is best known for her earlier novels Where we Once Belonged and Girl in the Moon Circle.

Her latest novel tackles difficult subjects and attempts to dispel certain myths and stereotypes and, she says, only took her 6 weeks to write!

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