Friday, 20 November 2015

Review: Quidditch Through The Ages

Quidditch Through the Ages (Hogwarts Library)

Title: Quidditch Through The Ages by J.K Rowling, Kennilworthy Whisp (Pseudonym)
Publication: 2009 by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Genre: Fantasy, Speculative Fiction
Pages: 105
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
Rating: 5/5 stars


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 edition is a copy of the volume in Hogwarts School Library, where it is consulted by young Quidditch fans on an almost daily basis.


I picked up this book over the summer holidays while scouting various charity shops for books. I do this every now and then before I make a book purchase online as you never know what you might find, you may save yourself a few euro, which if your anything like me,you will just spend on more books...oh the life of a book addict...

If I am to be totally honest I never even knew this book existed but when I saw it I knew I had to buy it, I didn't even read the back, I just saw Quidditch, J.K Rowling and I was sold I knew it was something I had to add to my ever growing Harry Potter collection.

This book is a must read for any Harry Potter fan. It gives you a quick taster of the wizarding world when you need to escape the muggle world for a while. This book is written and designed to look like it came out of the library at Hogwarts, with the library record inside the front cover showing that characters such as Hermione Granger has borrowed the book out of the library in the past. I also really like the "Praise for this book" page, for example:

"I've read worse"- Rita Skeeter, Daily Prophet

I also found the introduction to this book to be very funny. Before the book starts there is a short introduction written by Albus Dumbledore about his struggles with Madam Pince the librarian at Hogwarts, and her horror at the idea of letting the book out into the muggle world for muggles to read.

The book itself is very short and I read it in two short sittings. You learn many things from this book about the game of Quidditch, how it came about, rules, teams and about Quidditch nowadays. It is kind of like reading a history book except you actually want to read it and its interesting, instead of nearly falling asleep over your history textbook.

If this review wasn't enough to convince you to buy this book,maybe this will...J.K Rowling kindly wrote this book for Comic Relief. Comic Relief is a charity that raises money to help some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the poorest countries of the world. Proceeds from the sale of this book went to Comic Relief.

In conclusion, I found this book to be a fast and enjoyable read and it is a must have for any Harry Potter Addict.


Don't let the muggles get you down...


  1. I don't know if you've read/heard of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, or The Tales of Beedle the Bard, but these are two other similar books to Quidditch Through the Ages. I believe the three are actually sold in a box set, since they all sprout from the same idea, and are similar in page length. Anyway, if you haven't already, you might be interested in these two!

  2. I actually have seen that hogwarts library boxset around but just have not bought it yet, I am not sure if I will or not.

  3. Qudditch Through the Ages is the only Hogwarts Library book I haven't read! Thanks for the review!

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