New “Philosopher’s Stone” Available

Last September, we told you that Bloomsbury, in celebration of their 21st birthday, would re-release 21 books, including Philosopher’s Stone. This new version of Book 1 is now available, and includes a short introduction by J.K. Rowling:

[Favorite] Children’s Book
It’s a three way tie between “The Story of the Treasure Seekers” by Edith Nesbit, for the character of Oswald, “Manxmouse” by Paul Gallico, for its wistful, magical tone, and “The Little White Horse” by Elizabeth Goudge, for its plain, vain heroine.

Classic
“Emma” by Jane Austen, for the incomparable characterisation, the humour of so much self-delusion and the Churchill/ Fairfax twist.

Contemporary book
It changes monthly, but the last novel I fell in love with was “Arthur and George” by Julian Barnes, and the last piece of non-fiction I couldn’t put down was “Assassination Vacation” by Sarah Vowell.

Thanks to The Leaky Cauldron for these excerpts.

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