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20 October 2017 - Reliving the Harry Potter magic

A book of Charms is displayed during a preview of 'Harry Potter: A History of Magic' exhibition at the British Library, in central London on October 18, 2017, marking the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

A book of Charms is displayed during a preview of 'Harry Potter: A History of Magic' exhibition at the British Library, in central London on October 18, 2017, marking the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.   | Photo Credit: AFP

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the British Library in London is holding an exhibition ‘Harry Potter: A History of Magic’ that was inaugurated on October 20 and will run till February 28, 2018.

A drawing of Harry Potter and his broomstick are displayed during a preview of 'Harry Potter: A History of Magic' exhibition at the British Library, in central London on October 18, 2017, marking the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

A drawing of Harry Potter and his broomstick are displayed during a preview of 'Harry Potter: A History of Magic' exhibition at the British Library, in central London on October 18, 2017, marking the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.   | Photo Credit: AFP

 

Rare books, manuscripts and magical objects from the British Library's collection and sketches by Ms. Rowling have been unveiled. Artefacts and books are based around the subjects studied at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, including Potions, Herbology, Divination and Defence Against the Dark Arts. In the picture is a book of Charms displayed during the preview — the seven Potter books have their share of charms with 'wingardium leviosa', which helps you levitate, one of the fun spells; also on show is a drawing of Harry Potter and his broomstick as he plays their famous game Quidditch, and The Ripley Scroll.

 

The Ripley Scroll is displayed during a preview of ‘Harry Potter: A History of Magic’ exhibition at the British Library, in central London on October 18, 2017, marking the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

The Ripley Scroll is displayed during a preview of ‘Harry Potter: A History of Magic’ exhibition at the British Library, in central London on October 18, 2017, marking the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.   | Photo Credit: AFP

Harry Potter is 11 years old when he appears in the first book, living with Muggles, ordinary people with no magical powers.

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