Author: Kennilworthy Whisp (J.K. Rowling)
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.
This is a part of the “Hogwarts Library” collection that contains two other books.
If you are not extreme potterhead, and if you have lived your life without obsessing about Harry Potter, you will not find this book interesting.
The book contains facts and “real life incidents” that have happened during the “History” of Quidditch. The entire evolution of Quidditch as a game is elaborately mentioned.
The book also contains the rules and regulations that are in place today, and why the ministry felt the need to put these rules in place.
The best part of this book, is beyond a doubt, J. K. Rowling’s writing. The way she has written the book, especially the Dumledore’s note about how he got this book printed for the muggle readers is just wonderful.
I also learnt that Quidditch is not a sport that is popular in the Indian Wizarding community, as carpets are the preferred mode of commute and not broomsticks. Seriously… Indian Witches and Wizards? How could you compare the thrill of flying on a Firebolt to sitting on a carpet?
Who do I recommend it to? People who are crazy about Harry Potter.