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New Harry Potter House Editions Boxed Sets

Apr 04, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Bloomsbury, Books, Cover Art, News, Publishers

Bloomsbury is releasing new editions of the Harry Potter series as boxed sets in house colours in both hardcover and paperback. The cover art for each of the seven books is unique to that house, depicting house themes in the series. Each set will also contain 20 exclusive illustrations, quizzes, feature articles, and trivia about …read more!

Literary Agent Christopher Little dead at 79

Jan 12, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Bloomsbury, Books

We all remember the story of how Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was rejected by numerous publishers before finally being picked up by Bloomsbury for £2,500. What you may not remember is the literary agent who took on the job of trying to sell the manuscript. That agent, Christopher Little, deserves some of the …read more!

Start the new year with a fresh House journal

Jan 09, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, News

If Father Christmas did not put one of these new guided house journals from Insight Editions under your tree, it is worth your while to pick one up now to make a fresh start with a new journal for a new—and, we all hope—much better year than 2020. If you are a Gryffindor, your red-bound …read more!

Interview: ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature’ Exhibit Opens Today At The Natural History Museum in London!

Dec 09, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Books, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Movies, News

The Natural History Museum’s Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature exhibit opens today, and we spoke with Lorraine Cornish, Science Lead on the exhibit and Head of Conservation at the museum, as well as Louis Buckley, Exhibition Lead, about bringing the exhibit to life. The exhibit draws upon comparisons between Newt Scamander’s role as a …read more!

Found: Snape’s secret diaries!

Nov 22, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Films, News, Rickman

OK, not really, but close: The diaries of Alan Rickman are going to be published, and they include entries from his time working on the Harry Potter films, in which he perfectly embodied the role of Severus Snape. According to The Guardian, Rickman kept witty, gossipy, and candid handwritten diaries for 25 years, snidely commenting …read more!

On-the-fly giveaway: “The Broom Collection” from Insight Editions

Nov 16, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Contests

In August, thanks to Insight Editions, we were able to give Leaky readers an exclusive peek inside the pages of Harry Potter: The Broom Collection. Prior to the book’s release on 27 October, we posted our review. If you liked what you saw, you can order a copy for yourself or for an upcoming holiday …read more!

Tom Felton Hosts “19 Years Later” Harry Potter Cast Reunion For Charity

Nov 15, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

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Towards the end of a historic year of turmoil and uncertainty, Tom Felton swooped in with a welcome respite: a Harry Potter cast reunion celebrating the power of fandom and togetherness. The best part? It was all for charity! Hosted via Veeps and benefiting The Liv Project, Tom Felton’s Home Party livestream took place just …read more!

Review & Giveaway: “Harry Potter: Travel Magic”

Oct 28, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, MinaLima, Movie Art, News

Insight Editions has done it again. Their latest effort to keep us entertained with fun books about the Wizarding World is a delightful fold-out journey from Platform 9 ¾ to Hogwarts and on to Honeydukes. It’s not a book so much as a folder with pockets that contain paper artefacts you can take out and …read more!

Review: “Harry Potter: The Broom Collection” feeds flying fantasies finely

Oct 16, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Book Reviews, Books, News

In recent months, Insight Editions has been charming us with a delightful collection of books that highlight different aspects of the Wizarding World, such as wands, knitting, Diagon Alley (forthcoming pop-up), and Christmas at Hogwarts, as well as a colouring book. They have more new releases coming in the run up to the holiday season, …read more!

We’ve got another giveaway! “Christmas at Hogwarts” from Insight Editions

Oct 12, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Contests

If you haven’t yet entered our giveaway for the latest Harry Potter-themed colouring book, Harry Potter: Coloring Wizardry, you still have time through Sunday, October 18, and we have another book to give away to another lucky reader: Harry Potter: Christmas at Hogwarts: Magical Movie Moments. We reviewed this new book in September, and gave …read more!



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