Harry Potter book profits to go to Comic Relief16th July 2009
Back in 2001, author and Comic Relief trustee JK Rowling penned two fantastic companion novels to the world of Harry Potter – and all to help raise money for Comic Relief.
The books were a huge fundraising success, raising over £17 million.
Eight years on, they are now back by popular demand – reformatted and with brand new jackets.
But some things never change, and again JK Rowling has agreed that £1.15 from the sale of each will go to Comic Relief.
The books – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through The Ages - are an absolutely essential addition to any Harry Potter collection.
Both are packed full of fascinating facts and intriguing information - giving new and loyal readers even more background on this magical world.
Whether you’re a die-hard fan or brand new to Potter, when you buy one of these novels, you’re doing something amazing.
The money that Comic Relief receives from the sale of each book will go towards helping people living really tough lives both here in the UK and across the world’s poorest countries.
So be sure to look out for these extra special novels - in bookstores and online now.
FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM
As featured in the first year set texts reading list in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them is an extensive introduction to the magical beasts that exist in the magical, non-Muggle world. As Albus Dumbledore says in his introduction, this set text by Newt Scamander has given the perfect grounding to many a Hogwarts student. On reading the book you will also find that Harry, Ron and (in one instance) Hermione – couldn’t resist doodling on the book, and adding their own handwritten opinions.
QUIDDITCH THROUGH THE AGES
Did you know that there are 700 ways of committing a foul in Quidditch? The game first began to evolve on Queerditch Marsh? Do you know what Bumphing is? That Puddlemere United is the oldest team in the Britain and Ireland league? All this information and much more could be yours: this book contains all you could ever need to know about the history, the rules – and the breaking of the rules – of the noble wizarding sport of Quidditch.
Since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in 1997, the Harry Potter novels have sold 400 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 67 languages. J.K. Rowling has generated huge popular appeal for her books across the generations in an unprecedented fashion: she was the first children’s author to be voted the BA Author of the Year, and also to win the British Book Awards Author of the Year.