Last year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter series, Bloomsbury released special editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, four different editions, one for each of the Hogwarts Houses. The books were met with glee from fans, and sold so well that Bloomsbury has announced that the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, House Editions, are coming this year.
The first book was released last June, and this series is to follow at the same time with a 28th June release expected. If you want to collect the set, you may want to order yours now at a local bookshop, or pre order on Amazon.
Each copy is decorated in the Hogwarts House Colours with four editions available, Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin. Page edges are sprayed in house livery, and each book comes with a selection of illustrations pertaining to the house copy.
When the first book was released last year there were a lot of hopes that this would extend to the entire series. Bloomsbury has now announced that this will be the case and it’s likely we’ll see a book release each summer for the next book in the series.
The new editions will be released on 28th June and are available on the pre-order links below.
Anyone familiar with Bryson’s writing will know that this book will bring us interesting facts in his own unique and charismatic voice. The book will be a successor to Bryson’s 2010 book A Short History of Nearly Everything and will help readers “understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up”, according to a press release from the publisher.
In May this year, Jonathan Cape, an imprint of Penguin Random House, is publishing an exciting new re-write of Shelley’s gothic tale. Written by Jeanette Winterson, of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit fame, the new book is titled Frankissstein. A love story set in a Brexit Britain, Frankissstein features a young transgender doctor called Ry who is falling in love with Victor Stein, a professor leading the debate surrounding artificial intelligence (AI). Read More
We Are Displaced was released on 8th January and is already reported to be selling well and on sale in many countries in the world already including the UK, US and India.
Called Grand Union, the collection will include ten brand new short stories as well as several of her best previously published stories. As The Book Seller reports, Grand Union will weave old and new stories together and, as Smith’s publisher states, will offer “a wise, playful and richly varied portrait of the world as seen by the one and only Zadie Smith”.
The sequel to Fletcher’s debut novel will be called The Chirstmasaurus and the Winter Witch and will be written by Tom Fletcher and illustrated by Shane Devries. The events in the book take place one year after the first book when William Trundle is swept back into the North Pole where he meets the Winter Witch.
According to publisher Viking, the novel follows a 26-year-old “solitary” man who, “in a desperate attempt to resist the new political turbulence swirling around him, makes connections that will take him down a very dangerous path.” Agent Running will be Le Carré’s 25th novel and is set to be released next year in October.