Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

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It is Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As Voldemort's sinister forces amass and a spirit of gloom and fear sweeps the land, it becomes more and more clear to Harry that he will soon have to confront his destiny. But is he up to the challenges ahead of him? In this dark and breathtaking adventure, J.K. Rowling skilfully begins to unravel the complex web she has woven, as we discover more of the truth about Harry, Dumbledore, Snape and, of course, He who must not be named...

Want to read the Harry Potter series in order ? The titles are:

1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

The Signature Editions are also available in a boxed set and an audio boxed set.


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

As the Dark Lord's sinister forces amass, a spirit of gloom and fear is sweeping the land. Harry Potter waits nervously in his bedroom at the Dursleys' for Professor Dumbledore to arrive. One of the last times he saw the Headmaster was in a fierce duel with Voldemort at the Ministry of Magic. Why is the Professor coming to visit him now? What is it that cannot wait until Harry returns to Hogwarts? In his sixth year, Harry will discover the secret behind the Half-Blood Prince, as Professor Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny.

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The Harry Potter series...

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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'Fast, dark, exciting and tightly plotted' Daily Mail

'Everything in the series starts to come to fruition ... This ingenious setting up is intriguing for aficionados who have been hungry to discover what happens next' Sunday Times

'A gripping story with its clues trailed through the text, chills, spills and some excellent, new comic characters. There is a measure of sadness too ... one of the elements of Rowling's writing that I think entitles her to a seat in the pantheon' Sunday Telegraph

About the Author

J.K. Rowling

J. K. (Jo) Rowling was born in Chipping Sodbury in the UK in 1965. She attended the University of Exeter in Devon where she studied French. Her parents hoped that by studying languages, she would enjoy a great career as a bilingual secretary. But as Jo recalls, 'I am one of the most disorganised people in the world and, as I later proved, the worst secretary ever.' She claims that she never paid much attention in meetings because she was too busy scribbling down ideas.

When she was 26, she went to Portugal to teach English, which she really enjoyed. Working afternoons and evenings, she had mornings free to write. When she returned to the UK, Jo had a suitcase full of stories about Harry Potter. In 1996, one year after finishing the book, Bloomsbury bought Jo's first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. A few months after 'Harry' was accepted for publication in Britain, an American publisher bought the rights for enough money to enable Jo to write full time.

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560 pages
Interest Age: From 9


J.K. Rowling
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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

1st November 2010




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