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Evanna Lynch memoir giveaway (for UK residents only)

Aug 25, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Contests, Fun - Contests, HP Cast, Lynch

As Leaky reported earlier in the summer, Luna Lovegood (Evanna Lynch) is publishing a memoir called The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting: The Tragedy and Glory of Growing Up this fall. The publisher, Headline Books, is giving one lucky fan the opportunity to win an early proof copy of the book along with a gorgeous butterfly …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!

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!

GIVEAWAY: “Harry Potter: Coloring Wizardry”

Oct 10, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Contests, News

Last month we gave our readers an opportunity to have a shifty at some of the pages inside a new Harry Potter colouring book and now, courtesy of the generosity of Insight Editions, we are giving away a copy of Harry Potter: Coloring Wizardry to one lucky fan. So what do you need to do …read more!

“Harry Potter Film Vault” series review and giveaway

Jul 30, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Book Reviews, Books, Contests, Fun - Contests

The lushly illustrated Harry Potter Film Vault series from Insight Editions is now complete with the imminent release of Volume 12 on 4 August. Those who have been collecting each book in the set will have noticed by now that the gold decoration on the spines of the books forms the Hogwarts crest when the …read more!

J.K. Rowling Releases Chapters One and Two of New Children’s Fairytale, ‘The Ickabog’

May 26, 2020

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

BigNews, Books, Contests, Fandom, Fans, J.K. Rowling, News

J.K. Rowling released the first two chapters of her new 34-chapter children’s fairytale, The Ickabog, and they immediately introduced the reader to another sumptuous world of fantasy and intrigue. The chapters, which will quickly become must-reads for young and old alike, will be published online and available for free either one at a time or in groups …read more!

Win yer dream weddin’ at Hagrid’s Hut

Apr 29, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Contests, News

Planning a Harry Potter-themed wedding?  If getting married in Hagrid’s hut would be the wedding of your dreams, you may be in luck. North Shire, a 6-acre family farm in the North York Moors, has the only replica of Hagrid’s Hut in the world that you can stay in, as well as a replica Hobbit House …read more!

Nominate your hero and they may win a postcard from MinaLima

Apr 28, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Art, Contests, MinaLima

There’s a lot of talk about bravery in the Harry Potter books. Harry is uncomfortable being singled out to teach Defence Against the Dark Arts to the members of Dumbledore’s Army because it thinks his classmates misunderstand his supposed bravery. He protests that he was doing what he had to do in the moment, terrified, …read more!

If Witches and Wizards Saved the World (Again)

Apr 24, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Books - Release Dates, Contests, Exclusives, Props-Sets, Publishers

Leaky recently had the opportunity to interview (socially distanced, using Muggle technology) Monique Peterson, author of The Wand Collection, forthcoming in paperback from Insight Editions on May 12. You can read her insights into wand lore, learn about wand battle choreography, and consider how the concept of magic wands feeds our imagination and perceptions of our own …read more!

EXCLUSIVE interview with “The Wand Collection” author Monique Peterson

Apr 15, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Books - Release Dates, Contests, Exclusives, Films, Interviews, Paperbacks, Props-Sets

We recently had the pleasure of informing our readers that Harry Potter: The Wand Collection will be released in paperback by Insight Editions on May 12, 2020. (Follow this link to enter our contest to win yourself a free copy!) The Wand Collection‘s dramatic black pages feature photographs of each character’s wand and behind-the-scenes info on wand design, battle …read more!

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