Quidditch Through The Ages by JK Rowling

Title: Quidditch Through The Ages
Author: Kennilworthy Whisp (JK Rowling)
Genre: Fantasy Fiction
Length: 105 pages
Published: 2001
 
Can you believe I picked this up in a charity shop for 95p?! Naturally I couldn't leave it behind (anything remotely to do with Harry Potter becomes an obsession of mine) and it now takes pride of place next to the Harry Potter series on my bookshelf. This teensy little 105-page book was one of the two books that Queen Joanne wrote in aid of Comic Relief, the second of which is soon to be a film! It's basically a fictional non-fiction work featuring everything you would ever wish to know about Quidditch. Personally, I wish that she would write up every single school book that is ever mentioned in the books, but alas, that has not yet happened.
 
One of the things that I adore about this book is that if features JK Rowling's signature simple, winning writing style. It's such an easy read and I literally flipped through the pages in about an hour. Each chapter contains hilarious little tidbits of information about Quidditch and broomsticks, the time-scale ranging from 1107 to present day. The evolution of the magical game is simply genius, and the writing style makes everything seem so authentic. My favourite part (aside from reading about the broomsticks) was learning about how the Golden Snitch came about - the pretty, golden version that Harry uses during the HP series replacing a poor golden bird that was in the wrong place at the wrong time!
 
Little additional features of the copy I have include a foreword written by Albus Dumbledore himself (which was super cute to read), and within every copy is also a little glossary-type descriptive section at the back that lists the Quidditch teams that play in the British and Irish League and a bunch of Quidditch moves and hilarious little drawings showing them in action.

I've decided to award this book 5/5 stars!
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If you enjoyed Quiddich Through The Ages, I'd recommend  Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by JK Rowling.
 

4 comments

  1. I never knew this existed - I will have to look into it x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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    1. I know, me either! I'm on the look out for the other one now x

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  2. I have had this book for years!! And Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them and Beedle the Bard!
    I love them. So much fun.
    Love your style of book reviews <3!!

    Best wishes, Danielle x
    http://www.underlandtowonderland.blogspot.com

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    1. Awh thank you! and I really want to get my hands on the other two books, I bet they're amazing! x

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