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Rowling, J. K.. HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN - Bloomsbury 1999

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling. 1999 - Bloomsbury. For sale is a first edition, later printing. fine used hardback book in a very good dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the novel, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling, published in 1999 by Bloomsbury.

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Title Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Author J. K. Rowling
Publisher Bloomsbury
Edition first edition, later printing
Copyright Year 1999
ISBN 9780747542155
Cover Price 10.99
No. Pages 317
Dimensions 21 cm x 14 cm
Weight (kg) 0.38

The book is a first edition, later printing (28th) as evidenced by an incomplete numberline on the copyright page.

The book has pictorial boards and orange lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and not excessively toned, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The very good dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £10.99. It has a little very light creasing to the spine.

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.


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J. K. Rowling

Joanne Rowling admits to having been a bit of a daydreamer as a child and began writing stories at the age of six. After leaving Exeter University, where she read French and Classics, she started work as a teacher but daydreamed about becoming a writer.

One day, stuck on a delayed train for four hours between Manchester and London, she dreamt up a boy called Harry Potter. That was in 1990. It took her six years to write the book. In the meantime she went to teach in Portugal, married a Portuguese TV journalist, had her daughter, Jessica, divorced her husband and returned to Britain when Jessica was just three months old.

She went to live in Edinburgh to be near her sister, Di. Her sudden penury made her realise that it was 'back-against-the-wall time' and she decided to finish her Harry Potter book. She sent the manuscript to two agents and one publisher, looking up likely prospects in the library. One of these agents that she picked at random based on the fact that she liked his name, Christopher Little, was immediately captivated by the manuscript and signed her on as his client within three days.

During the 1995-1996 timeframe, while hoping to get the manuscript for Philosopher's Stone published, Rowling worked as a French teacher in Edinburgh. Several publishers turned down the manuscript before Bloomsbury agreed to purchase it in 1996.



Synopsis of this title

Harry Potter is a wizard. He is in his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It's always a relief after summer with the Dursleys, however, Harry doesn't realise that this year will be just as eventful as the last two! The atmosphere at Hogwarts is tense. There's an escaped mass murderer on the loose, even the Muggles have been warned. The sinister prison guards of Azkaban have been called in to guard the school and Harry, Ron and Hermione rapidly discover why all witches and wizards live in fear of being sent to Azkaban. Lessons, however, must go on and there are lots of new subjects in third year - Care of Magical Creatures and Divination among others. Plus the delights of Hogsmeade, the only village in the UK entirely populated by the magical community.

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'I can honestly say I can't remember the last time I encountered an author who has had this effect on me. For the first time in years the book lives up to the hype ... Perfection' Daily Express

'Extraordinarily vivid and exceptionally well-imagined' Independent on Sunday

'Rowling deserves all the plaudits that are being heaped upon her. For once, the word phenomenon is an understatement' Scotland on Sunday

'The most remarkable publishing sensation for a generation ... The story is told with such momentum, imagination and irrepressible humour that it can captivate both adults and children' Sunday Express


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