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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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Over half a million copies of the hardback sold within 3 months of publication Fantastically re-worked jacket to tap into the recognised adult audience

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was J.K. Rowling's first novel, followed by Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, as well as two books written specifically for Comic Relief and based on the Harry Potter novels: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages. The Harry Potter novels have now sold over 350 million copies worldwide and been translated into 64 languages. J.K. Rowling has generated huge popular appeal for her books across the generations in an unprecedented fashion: she was the first children's author to be voted the BA Author of the Year, and also to win the British Book Awards Author of the Year. J.K. Rowling lives with her family in Edinburgh.

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'Harry Potter is an intricately woven, highly imaginative tale ... cleverly textured, sophisticated fiction' Scotland on Sunday 'One of publishing's great success stories ... readers have been evangelical about its merits ... the new Harry Potter is in my suitcase ready for my holiday' Ian Hislop, The Sunday Telegraph 'Hogwarts is a creation of genuis' The Times Literary Supplement

'Harry Potter is an intricately woven, highly imaginative tale ... cleverly textured, sophisticated fiction' Scotland on Sunday 'One of publishing's great success stories ... readers have been evangelical about its merits ... the new Harry Potter is in my suitcase ready for my holiday' Ian Hislop, The Sunday Telegraph 'Hogwarts is a creation of genuis' The Times Literary Supplement

Rowling proves that she has plenty of tricks left up her sleeve in this third Harry Potter adventure, set once again at the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Right before the start of term, a supremely dangerous criminal breaks out of a supposedly impregnable wizards' prison; it will come as no surprise to Potter fans that the villain, a henchman of Harry's old enemy Lord Voldemort, appears to have targeted Harry. In many ways this installment seems to serve a transitional role in the seven-volume series: while many of the adventures are breathlessly relayed, they appear to be laying groundwork for even more exciting adventures to come. The beauty here lies in the genius of Rowling's plotting. Seemingly minor details established in books one and two unfold to take on unforeseen significance, and the finale, while not airtight in its internal logic, is utterly thrilling. Rowling's wit never flags, whether constructing the workings of the wizard world (Just how would a magician be made to stay behind bars?) or tossing off quick jokes (a grandmother wears a hat decorated with a stuffed vulture; the divination classroom looks like a tawdry tea shop). The Potter spell is holding strong. All ages. (Sept.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

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