Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Peek Inside | Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Illustrated Edition

Last weekend, I caved. I nearly didn't, but I knew I would regret leaving the shop without it - I purchased Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Illustrated Edition. I told myself I wouldn't (I am technically on a book buying ban), but then when I saw it in person, I just had to have it! The book is beautiful, seriously beautiful! As soon as we were home I flicked through the pages and was blown away, I sat smiling from ear to ear the entire time. I cannot remember the last time I was this happy with a book purchase. Being the book blogger that I am, I wanted to share!
The images below are just a snippet of those included in the book, but a fair few of my personal favourites. My pictures do not do the images themselves justice (we've been having endless foggy days here so lighting was not at its best, but I wanted to share nonetheless). The illustrations are evocative, vivid, rich in detail and depict the story in the most beautiful way. The art itself is the work of Jim Kay, a very talented illustrator who has interpreted the book in his own way, whilst still remaining true to the story.
Opening Pages
Chapter Headers
Little Details
Closing Pages
My Favourite Of All (it was tough picking!)
If you're a Harry Potter fan, or know a Harry Potter fan, snap this up - it would make a perfect Christmas gift!


  1. I got this too! I can't wait to dive into it. I don't quite have time at the moment for a re-read, but I will make time as soon as I can -- I don't think I can not re-read the whole things once I start perusing it :)

    1. Haha! I hope you're able to delve in to it some time soon - I think Harry Potter is great autumn/winter reading.


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