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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone turns 25

As Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone turns 25, it’s still a popular read for a new generation of Hogswarts fans

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JK Rowling

JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the first in the series

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the first in the series

John Bittles of No Alibis

John Bittles of No Alibis

JK Rowling at the premiere of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

JK Rowling at the premiere of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

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JK Rowling

On June 26, 1997, the story of a bespectacled young boy, living with his unloving aunt, uncle and cousin because his parents are dead, hit bookshelves. He was called Harry Potter and he, and his creator, became part of literary history.

Twenty five years on, six successive books, Hollywood blockbuster films starring Hollywood icons, a West End play and merchandise tie-ins, (a Bertie Bott every flavour bean, anyone?) the world of Harry Potter isn’t so much global but stratospheric.


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