Book two of this bestselling series sees Harry face his death in the Chamber of Secrets as the heir of Slytherin returns to hunt those not pure of blood
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was J.K. Rowling's first novel, followed by the subsequent six titles in the Harry Potter series, as well as three books written for charity: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. The Harry Potter novels have now sold over 450 million copies worldwide and been translated into 78 languages.
Funny, imaginative, magical . . . Rowling has woken up a whole generation to reading. In the 2020s, thirty-something book-lovers will know each other by smug references to Diagon Alley and Quidditch * The Times *
And you thought wizardry was for children. Harry Potter will make you think again. He casts his spells on grown-ups too * James Naughtie *
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 * Daily Express *