Happy birthday Philosopher’s Stone!

Today marks the 18th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in its Adult Black and White Edition. The book was first published by Bloomsbury on September 11, 1998. The cover shows a picture entitled “Norfolk & Western Railway’s Train, ‘The Cavalier’, Leaves Williamson, West Virginia, on a Rainy Day, 1958”. Happy birthday!

When Quentin Blake illustrated Harry Potter

In 2008, in order to celebrate HRH, The Prince of Wales’ sixtieth birthday, Random House published The Birthday Book. The sales from this “illustrated treasury of stories and poems” were to help The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts. The book contains both text and artwork from some of the most renowned writers and…