I wonder if that little strip of prettiness above these words, along with the title of the blog gives away what I’m going to write about today. Could it be something to do with J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter, Bloomsbury and the extraordinarily talented Jonny Duddle? Well…if you were thinking those precise words then you would be right.
I love Rowling’s Harry Potter books, much more then the films – although I still, to this day find myself a little bit in love with Draco Malfoy? Sorry. But I am one of those kind of people, yes those, who hates it, literally can’t stand it when my collection of books don’t match. I don’t like to call it an obsession but, it does sort of enter into those realms, for example I haven’t read the last book in the Divergent Trilogy yet simply because I can’t find a matching copy!
I was taking a sneaky peek at the Bloomsbury website looking for a job with my favourite publishing house, ultimating ending with a rejection email (cry) but more positively ending with me ordering this stunning complete set of Jonny Duddle’s illustrated Harry Potter books (whoop). So all is not lost. Especially when these lovelies arrived at my front door to carry the sadness away. PLEASE NOTE this, I bought the children’s edition set of Harry Potter but there is an adult version which is thoroughly beautiful done by Andrew Davidson which is definitely a bit more sophisticated, unlike myself. Both these paperback sets are currently £53.99.
Without further ado, here are the photographs of the books which really don’t do the actually illustrations any justice but I did promise them to you.
Jonny Duddle also does something perfect he adds little surprise illustrations round the back of the books which represent what’s occurs, or a favourite character much like the beautiful illustration of Dobby the house elf which I put on my Instagram. The rest of the pretty ones I’m leaving so you can have a surprise if you buy!
I think this collection speaks for itself they are absolutely glorious. Right from the start you get a feeling of the world of Harry Potter, especially if you’ve been hiding under a rock since 1997. It’s almost been 20 years since the first Harry Potter book came out and became pretty much iconic from the start and these books still provide magic today especially with their new covers. All I can say is that my obsessiveness is taking a rest now I’ve achieved the ultimate – a got a matching set of Harry Potter.
Right what’s next for my obsessive tick?
Lord of the Rings?