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Quidditch Through the Ages

J. K. Rowling

Average Review Rating Average Rating 7/10 (2 Reviews)
Book Details

Publisher : Bloomsbury

Published : 2001

Copyright : J. K. Rowling 2001

ISBN-10 : PB 0-7475-5471-4
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-7475-5471-4

Publisher's Write-Up

If you have ever asked yourself where the Golden Snitch came from, how the Bludgers came into existence or why the Wigtown Wanderers have pictures of meat cleavers on their robes, you need Quidditch through the Ages. This limited edition is a copy of the volume in Hogwarts School Library where it is consulted by young Quidditch fans on an almost daily basis.

Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Comic Relief, who will use your money to continue improving and saving lives - work that is even more important and astonishing than the three and half second capture of the Golden Snitch by Roderick Plumpton in 1921.

Support Comic Relief

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and help save lives!


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Review by Chrissi (011001) Rating (7/10)
Review by Nigel (011001) Rating (7/10)

Review by Chrissi
Rating 7/10
This was a Comic Relief book, written specifically to raise money for the charity. I read it because Nigel has been reading the Harry Potter stories, and so, to coincide with his reviews of them I said that I would also do this one.

It is just a pamphlet, really, a very slim volume about the sport of Quidditch. Anyone who has read a Harry Potter knows what Quidditch is, but for anyone who has not, here is a rough resume:
Quidditch is a game played by magical folk who fly on broomsticks. It is played in teams, using three balls and a complicated scoring system. People can be hurt by things flying around the pitch, and games can last days rather than hours. The games are held in areas where muggles (non magical folk) are not near.

The book tells of the development of the game, the rules and the broomsticks. It dovetails brilliantly with the Harry Potter stories, explaining in greater depth the game, just in case you missed the finer points in the books. Harry is not mentioned, so if you have not read the books, then it is not a problem.

Written for Comic Relief, along with one about magical animals, (which I do not have, unfortunately...) it is a nice idea to raise money, people get something to read and raise money at the same time, gotta be a winner...
Chrissi (1st October 2001)

Review by Nigel
Rating 7/10
Quidditch through the Ages is basically the history of the game from its very first beginnings... it deals with games from the dim and distant past that aren't anything to do with Quidditch directly other than to tell the development of broomstick flying. It lists the full rules for the game as well as all the better-known UK teams.

A very good little book that all fans of Harry Potter and his world will love. I especially liked the library sheet at the front of the book showing who has taken it out in the past... and yes, Harry Potter's name is there.
Nigel (1st October 2001)

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