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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling. 2005 - Bloomsbury. For sale is a first edition, first printing. fine used hardback book in a fine dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the novel, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling, published in 2005 by Bloomsbury.

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Title Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Author J. K. Rowling
Publisher Bloomsbury
Edition first edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2005
ISBN 0747581088
Cover Price 16.99
No. Pages 607
Dimensions 21 cm x 14 cm
Weight (kg) 0.78

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by being specifically stated on the copyright page.

The book has pictorial boards and white lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and not excessively toned, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The fine dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £16.99.

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.


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J. K. Rowling

Joanne Rowling admits to having been a bit of a daydreamer as a child and began writing stories at the age of six. After leaving Exeter University, where she read French and Classics, she started work as a teacher but daydreamed about becoming a writer.

One day, stuck on a delayed train for four hours between Manchester and London, she dreamt up a boy called Harry Potter. That was in 1990. It took her six years to write the book. In the meantime she went to teach in Portugal, married a Portuguese TV journalist, had her daughter, Jessica, divorced her husband and returned to Britain when Jessica was just three months old.

She went to live in Edinburgh to be near her sister, Di. Her sudden penury made her realise that it was 'back-against-the-wall time' and she decided to finish her Harry Potter book. She sent the manuscript to two agents and one publisher, looking up likely prospects in the library. One of these agents that she picked at random based on the fact that she liked his name, Christopher Little, was immediately captivated by the manuscript and signed her on as his client within three days.

During the 1995-1996 timeframe, while hoping to get the manuscript for Philosopher's Stone published, Rowling worked as a French teacher in Edinburgh. Several publishers turned down the manuscript before Bloomsbury agreed to purchase it in 1996.



Synopsis of this title

'In a brief statement on Friday night, Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge confirmed that He Who Must Not Be Named has returned to this country and is once more active. "It is with great regret that I must confirm that the wizard styling himself Lord - well, you know who I mean - is alive and among us again," said Fudge.' These dramatic words appeared in the final pages of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. In the midst of this battle of good and evil, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince takes up the story of Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, with Voldemort's power and followers increasing day by day

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'For her success in creating what will undoubtedly be a highly literate generation Rowling deserves great praise' The Spectator


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