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Visual Arts Books

Harry Potter: A History of Magic, British Library review - weirdly wonderful

Jasper Rees

Harry Potter has a track record of trickery. He miraculously persuaded a generation of screen addicts to get stuck into hardbacks. Lately he has been luring multiplex junkies into the theatre to see live wizards on stage. Can Harry Potter make it a hat trick by coaxing his fans into a gallery?

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