Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Harry Potter: new cover revealed
The new cover for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets has been unveiled
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, as designed by Jonny DuddlePhoto: Bloomsbury
Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets is the second title in JK Rowling's seven-book series. The new illustration depicts one of the moments at the climax of the novel, when the boy wizard battles the basilisk in Hogwart's basement tunnels with Godric Gryffindor's sword and the aid of Professor Dumbledore's Phoenix, Fawkes.
It's a comparatively lively scene in comparison to the original book cover for The Chamber of Secrets, which showed Harry, his friend Ron, and his owl Hedwig aloft in a flying car en route to Hogwarts at the start of the year. More
Jonny Duddle's new cover, (L) and the original 1999 cover for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (BLOOMSBURY)