Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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By (author) J. K. Rowling

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  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Format: Paperback | 608 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 194mm x 40mm | 422g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1408810581
  • ISBN 13: 9781408810583
  • Edition statement: Signature ed
  • Sales rank: 8,340

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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...

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was J.K. Rowling's first novel, followed by Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, as well as three books written for charity and inspired by the Harry Potter novels: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. The Harry Potter novels have now sold over 400 million copies worldwide and been translated into 70 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. J.K. Rowling lives with her family in Edinburgh.

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'Fast, dark, exciting and tightly plotted' Daily Mail 'Taut, witty, effortlessly engaging, and very, very nasty. How we yearn for more' TLS '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