A first edition copy of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” fetched $228,000 at a London auction on Tuesday. The book is perhaps one of the most popular of all-time because it contains notes and original illustrations created by J.K. Rowling. In preparing to sell the first edition of Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling added personal annotations, [...]Show More Summary
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A first edition copy of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" that contains author J.K. Rowling's notes and original illustrations is going on sale at a charity auction. The personal annotations from the bestselling author included comments on the process of writing and a section from an early draft of the novel. Show More Summary
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idea for a pottery podcast: a call in advice show, but instead of giving out advice to potters, callers could give ME advice. — Michael Kline (@Klineola) May 22, 2013 hen at the end of each podcast, i would decide to not take anybody's advice. Show More Summary
The 1997 book features handwritten notes, original illustrations and a "second thoughts" commentary by the author.
(Reuters) - A unique first edition of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" annotated by author J.K. Rowling has sold for a record 150,000 pounds ($227,421) at a London charity auction, Sotheby's said on Tuesday.
In 2004, Ohio resident and World War II vet John Potter became very ill so he and his wife signed their power of attorney over to their daughter, Janice Cottrill. What they didn’t know is that at some point, Janice signed the deed to her parents’ home over to herself, and earlier this year, she filed an eviction notice to her own father. Show More Summary
(LONDON) — For fans of the boy wizard, this could be the most coveted copy of all the “Harry Potter” books in the world. A first edition copy of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” that contains author J.K. Rowling’s notes and original illustrations fetched 150,000 pounds ($228,000) at a London auction on Tuesday. Show More Summary
British people seem smart in those Harry Potter films, but those limeys do a lot of dumb things, including calling fries "chips," and chips "crisps."...
My friend Tracey Broome's most recent blog post (go to "A Potter's Life for Me" on the right side of this page) made me smile. Tracey's talented musician/filmmaker/artist daughter Wesley had one of my cups with her at school this year, a cup I sent her after one she acquired here on Cape Cod unexpectedly leaked. Show More Summary
Lest you forget who Royston Potter is, here he is talking about his awesome military records: This came to the fore because he believes that the Boston Bombing was perpetrated by unknown special operators: In a previous article, we at This Ain’t Hell have questioned the military background and credentials of Royston Edward Potter. Due [...]
We all know what April showers bring, so end the month with a healthy stock of vases fit for every bloom. Etsy is our go-to source for under-the-radar potters and flea market foragers who offer up gallery-worthy vessels. Keep reading to see the vases that stole our hearts this month. View Slideshow ›
Irish actress and theater director Fiona Shaw, who has gained international recognition for her roles as Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter films and Marnie Stonebrook on HBO’s “Trueblood,” will return to New York this December to perform her recitation of “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.”...
When my daughter begged me a few years ago to go on Tumblr so she could engage with Harry Potter fandom, I said no. I was worried about what else she might encounter on the vast blogging service You know what I’m talking about. I feared she’d stumble onto porn. Tumblr, which Yahoo is buying for $1.1 Billion is not a porn site, far from it. Show More Summary
The Rams have signed tight end Zach Potter, according to the NFL’s Monday transaction report. The 6-foot-7, 265-pound Potter appeared in all 16 games for the Jaguars in 2012, catching two passes for six yards. Potter played 199 snaps, according to Pro Football Focus data. Potter will likely be vying for a spot behind Jared…
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