Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II: (Special Rehearsal Edition) The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production

Children's, New & Recommended, Age 9-12
Hardback Published on: 31/07/2016
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Back to the Wizarding World
I'll be honest - this has nothing on the original seven books, but that being said it is still fantastic! I knew going into this with it being a script th... READ MORE
Emma - Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird

Synopsis

‘Once again, the fantasy world that Rowling created nearly 20 years ago is at its most powerful when it sets aside magic and reveals the basic, brutal and human mechanics of love and grief…The thrill of a new Harry Potter book, even in script form, is its own kind of magic spell.’ -  The Daily Telegraph   ‘It homes in on the magic we all have at our fingertips: the ability to make a difference to another person.’ – The Financial Times   ‘Pure enchantment’ – The Evening Standard   ‘Harry Potter’s new chapter will leave you spellbound.’ – The Times It’s impossible to underestimate the number of booksellers who joined our ranks by virtue of J.K. Rowling’s early spell, lending the ‘scriptbook’, as we discover it to be called, of Harry Potter’s return a deep significance. Our parties at midnight celebrating both the publication of the book and the premiere of the play encapsulated the adoration so many hold for this extraordinary universe, and the phenomenal sales that followed only proved the continuing power of Rowling’s vision.  A full nineteen years has passed since the climactic finale of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Voldemort is a shadow of the past; Harry Potter himself is now a burdened employee at the Ministry of Magic, the wizarding triumphs of his youth seemingly shelved for the demands of family life. Once again, the vaulting arches of Kings Cross become the gateway to wild adventure as young Albus Severus Potter – Harry’s now second son – boards a waiting Hogwarts Express, prepared to fulfil his own destinies.   What lies ahead is as much about the past as it is the future; it will be a time of unexpected alliances and the extraordinary lure of potentially changing what has already come to be. Although much-loved comrades will indeed play their part – no Harry Potter tale can possibly be complete without the courage and companionship of Ron and Hermione – this is very much the next extraordinary chapter, a story where the son of the world’s most famous wizard finds both camaraderie and friendship in a most surprising place, the boy Scorpius Malfoy, son of Draco.   In the pages of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, one of the very great creations of children’s literature – the incredible world of Harry Potter – lives once again, the unmistakable and authentic voice of J.K. Rowling given sparkling form by writer Jack Thorne’s unmatched understanding of the series. As both companion to the play and as a standalone volume in its own right, the Official Script Book is the ultimate passport of return to the world’s most treasured fictional universe.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780751565355
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 597g
  • Dimensions: 239 x 164 x 32 mm

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Keep the Secrets
Having seen Cursed Child, I can honestly say its an incredible story; it tugs on the dragon heart strings.
Mandi Roberts
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Astounding
Stupendously brilliant im over the moon.. JK has never let us down and be sure she wont this time with this heart-stopping impressive work of art!!
Ibraar H
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
just not good enough
I was so disappointed in this. I was looking forward to the continuation of their story, I was prepared for the different style due to it being in play for... READ MORE
Julie Martin
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Nothing to criticise!
I loved this book! I started to read it on my journey home from picking it up and deliberately only read a few pages at a time. However, I still finished... READ MORE
Alexis
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Storyline is Perfect!!
I saw the second Preview of the show and actually sat directly behind John Tiffany (Director) and Jack Thorne (Playwright). The storyline is incredible. So... READ MORE
Jordie
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
I really enjoyed the beginning and the ending, both were written very well and played out how I thought they should. The middle was where I got lost. The s... READ MORE
Hannah Fairfield
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
I am not only disappointed but heartbroken
This book was a disgrace. I have only one question: Why, J.K? Why would you do this to me, to us - to everyone who fell in love with your books, your wo... READ MORE
Yasmin Lawson
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Magical
If you're worried that it might not live up to your expectations, don't be. This latest instalment of the Harry Potter saga if full of magic, excitement , ... READ MORE
Alice Rickard
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Addictive
After seeing this live I have to say that it's the best piece of theatre I have ever seen. The way they brought the magic of Harry Potter on stage was trul... READ MORE
Alexandra Kenna
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Not a great story
I was looking forward to buying and reading another HP book. After the last HP book I felt as if some part of me just died - I longed for another book and... READ MORE
Ann Marie Mangion
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Why not leave it where it was?
If I'm honest I came into reading the play as a skeptic. However, I really wanted to be proven wrong. Don't get me wrong I love Harry Potter - I still visi... READ MORE
Ellie Levell
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Undecided
OK so the important thing to remember when reading this book is not to compare it to the actual Harry Potter series. Even on its own this book has all kind... READ MORE
Mollie Moran
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Extremely dissapointed
I really feel that jk rowling has lost all feel for the characters. I felt like they were strangers, definitely not the characters I knew from the 7 books!... READ MORE
Bethany Lees
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Amazing!
I didn't know how anything could live up to the expectations people had about this but somehow it managed to. It was so cleverly written as it didn't seem ... READ MORE
Bethany  S
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Couldn't put it down!
Love reading this. Brilliant even though it is a play write and not all J.K. Rowling. Great new chapter into the world of Potter(s), I've recommended it to... READ MORE
Ashleigh Turnbull
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
A triumphant return
First things first. This is a play script and if you are not used to reading plays you may struggle with this. Personally I love reading plays and film scr... READ MORE
Book collector
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Fantastic
As an avid Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling fan, I was looking forward to the release of the script. Being from Newcastle means I can't really get down to Lon... READ MORE
leanne willins
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Purchase.
Bought Harry Potter 's the cursed child for my great grandson who was very pleased to receive it.don't know what he thought of it. Will ask the next time I... READ MORE
Betty
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
#keepthesecrets
The stage play was so amazing and the storyline was brilliant and well above my expectations. The book will compliment that so well. I never thought the ... READ MORE
Nicola Peters
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
A good read
As a huge fan of the Harry Potter book series I really feared I would be disappointed by this new book. However, this was not the case. In fact, while I t... READ MORE
Laura Cotroneo
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
I feel a little disappointed, I'm shamed to say!
I enjoyed this book, due to he fact it's Harry Potter, however, I did not enjoy the play format - it left out too much world building, character informatio... READ MORE
Doris
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Brilliant!!!
My granddaughter has read all of the Harry Potter books and she said that this one was amazing. It is a bit confusing in parts but it was generally a good... READ MORE
Hilary Atkinson
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Fantastic!
Fantastic to back in the world of Harry Potter and team! You will not regret reading this.... Loved it - but I am keeping the plot secret....
Fiona Sharp
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Harry Potter and The cursed Child
Great Book, took a while to get the rhythm as it flows like a script rather than the other novels. Read the book and thoroughly enjoyed it, somewhat differ... READ MORE
Karen Hinde
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Absolutely amazing!
As a Harry Potter fan I can proudly say that this book was incredibly written and went beyond all expectations. It truely represented all of the original c... READ MORE
Kieran Watson
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
An incredible journey.
I'll start off by saying I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan already, so obviously it wasn't hard for me to become emotionally invested with the characters from t... READ MORE
Harry Catchpole
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Muggles Everywhere Will Love This
'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'. Need I say more? This is a play following on from the end of 'The Deathly Hallows'. Albus is being sent to Hogwarts, b... READ MORE
Emma Hammond-Walker
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
this is not the Harry you know
I am sure the play is wonderful when seen on stage but the script and plot put on page here it not. If you are a big fan of Harry Potter by all means buy ... READ MORE
Bex Cattran
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Unsure
Unsure about the whole story I think. It feels like the characters have totally different personalities and a few times I had to stop and try and make sens... READ MORE
Chloe Glinski
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Nostalgic read for any Harry Potter fan.
Bought and read in one day and I loved every last minute. The scenes were clear in my head and I loved the way each page read. The descriptions were deta... READ MORE
Lozy73
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Absolutely amazing!
As a Harry Potter fan I can proudly say that this book was incredibly written and went beyond all expectations. It truely represented all of the original c... READ MORE
Kieran Watson
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Glorified fan fiction.. A bit of a let down...
If I am completely honest, this book feels like fan fiction, far fetched and ridiculous. My little brother read The Cursed Child before I did, and he absol... READ MORE
Emmalouise Hogg
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Intriguing
Great reading like all JK Rowling books
Christopher Beards
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
A truely thrilling end and misunderstood by many fans
People online are 'disappointed' with this new script due to the style it is written in and it not being developed but honestly, they are forgetting that t... READ MORE
Alex Clark
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Incredibly Captivating Read
I've had this book for less than 24 hours and have already finished it, that's saying something As a long term Harry Potter fan I had to get my hands on t... READ MORE
Robyn McDowall
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Review
Having heard and read about this for months and months beforehand, it had such high expectations on its shoulders that it was almost impossible for it to l... READ MORE
L.S.Hammond
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
It’s not just based on magic the story itself is beautifully magic!
Another amazing creation about Harry Potter and co. You’re absorbed once again in the wizarding world but this time there’s a brilliant combination of nost... READ MORE
Charlotte Waters
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Very Disappointing
I was so excited when it was announced there was a new Story on the way and ordered as soon as possible , the day arrived when the postman delivered it, I... READ MORE
Jacqueline Regis
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
The Next Magical Chapter
We waited so long to see the continuing adventures of the Harry Potter legacy and it was definitely worth the wait. 'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child' sho... READ MORE
AmyF
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Absolutely amazing!! ⚡️
I absolutely loved this play; I just couldn't put it down!!!! I want to see the show even more now!!! There are a couple of twists in the tale that totally... READ MORE
Becca
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Just a fun quick read. I feel that it dosnt add much to the harry potter world but I enjoyed it all the same!
chris
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Not worth a read
I think releasing the screen play may have been a bad plan, I did not enjoy reading the majority of this play. If I'd seen it on stage I probably could hav... READ MORE
BethM1992
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
It's a play not a novel
It is quite fundamental to read "A Cursed Child" as a play. Then you just feel like you want to go and watch it but have to wait patiently because you did... READ MORE
Corinne LEBURTON
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Harry potter
As a mad Harry Potter fan and j k Rowling this could never disappoint. I picked it up and didn't put it down till I was finished... Anyone else who has re... READ MORE
Boo26
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Loved it.
I loved this book, though I do not usually like reading script style books. I loved how it felt like I was discovering harry potter all over again. I was q... READ MORE
Jade Wise
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
I enjoyed it a lot, thanks! :)
Aurore Guegan
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Amazing
Brilliant from beginning to end!! Couldn't put it down.
Karen Hoy
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
I love Harry Potter and I really liked this book but I was a little disappointed because it was not like the old books. But it was difianetly worth the rea... READ MORE
Isa Lunden
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
In love
Loved the book so much I couldn't put it down, great seeing the gang grown-up with kids made me want even more
cheryl gager
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Disappointing to fans
I am a massive Harry Potter fan and own all the books, including the three comic relief ones, but I was extremely disappointed with this...there was nothin... READ MORE
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Service
Bought as a present, seemed okay.
James Skilling
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Very good read
This is a fantastic read and I could not put the book down. What must be stated is this is a script however and not in a normal format of a book. This does... READ MORE
Holly Woodward
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Great book, shame about the service
I preordered this as I was desperate to read it. After 2.5 months, the release date was finally here and I was waiting in anticipation by the letterbox but... READ MORE
Sarah Large
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Interesting addition to HP books
An interesting addition to the Harry Potter books. However some aspects, such as the time travel, were rather cliche.
harpal karlcut
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Meh
The book was alright but because it had two other authors attached, it didn't feel like the book was up to par as with the other Harry Potter books where R... READ MORE
Richard Robinson
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
I bought two copies of this book for my daughter and step-daughter (both age 11) who devoured it in less than 24-hours. My partner and I have also read it... READ MORE
Natalie Liles
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Good story but.......
This storyline is a good one and is probably a great watch as a play. It would be a good film. The story, as a book it is a bit thin on detail because a... READ MORE
Manchester Deansgate
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Quality
Fast Shipping, perfect conditions, really worth the money i spent on it.
Marin Maurovic
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Absolutely Fantastic Book
I'd been waiting for this to come out since I heard rumour of its production, I am in a group of friends who are sharing it and we all love it. So many fan... READ MORE
Dana Hetfield
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
blew my mind!
as an avid harry potter fan I can safely say this book did not disappoint. this is a play script! and so does lack some of the descriptive elements you we ... READ MORE
Trinalouise
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Don't read if you love Harry Potter
I honestly wish I had not read this book, and I will not hesitate in forgetting I ever read it and leaving it on my bookshelf never to be read again. Don't... READ MORE
Annie Kenworthy
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Did not disappoint!
This book was, in true HP style- enchanting and addictive... I managed to avoid any spoilers and read it with no clue what it might bring, which made for a... READ MORE
amy green
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
A good read, but unnecessary
This was better than expected, given its playscript format. The story, however, is completely unnecessary and doesn't add anything to the stories in the pr... READ MORE
Saarah Nakhuda
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Disappointment
Huge disappointment. Didn't enjoy the way it was written at all (I've read script books before and have no problem with them). Parts of it seemed overly ch... READ MORE
Heather Graham
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Fantastic Sequel
I am a very avid Harry Potter fan, so when I read about the release of this book I was not only excited but very sceptical! There was no need, after the f... READ MORE
Claire Moore
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Fantastic Read
I loved this story. It was really easy to read and was an interesting story line.
Kirsty Humphreys
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Excellent
I purchased Harry Potter and The Cursed Child as I am a fan of the Harry Potter series and wanted to read the next part of the story. I received the book t... READ MORE
Sarah Jose
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
A must have for potterheads
This book is really lovely and cute and adventurous. Every Harry Potter fan should read it!! 1000000/10 would recommend
Franz Hilbring
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Average
This book is fine if you treat it as a side story, like JK Rowling's short stories, rather than a proper sequel to the series. I don't think it lives up to... READ MORE
Charlotte Withers
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
A wizard of a book to read
I bought the books for birthday presents and both of the people that I bought them for enjoyed, they said it said it was different from therest of the book... READ MORE
alison murray
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
"The New Harry Potter"
The Cursed Child is nothing like the original stories, obviously. On the other hand, I still loved it, it brings back the Harry Potter world, it's a new Ha... READ MORE
Lenka Kasparova
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Harry Potter & The Cursed Child
Very disappointing! Not a book at all but script for a play. Characters lack personality and story line weak. J.K. Rowling will have upset many loyal fans... READ MORE
Henry Knox
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Awesome
Bought this for my girlfriend, glad it delivered just in time.
Abdul Mir
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Like many people, I am a massive fan of the Harry Potter books and they were really the series that sparked my passion for reading, so naturally I'm going ... READ MORE
Jessica Rowbotham
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
New Harry Potter
Really enjoyed The book would make an excellent film
David Edgar
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Lovely gift for a Harry Potter fan
My sister enjoyed every second reading this book. The standard delivery took less than 3 days. We're very happy, thank you :)
Nerdycat
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Reads like fanfic
I have never been so disappointed in a book. The magic of Harry Potter is missing, it reads like a poorly planned fan fiction. But worst of all the strong,... READ MORE
Victoria Baudinette
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Best book ever !!!!
Best book ever love all the new characers especially Delhi
Ronnie O Sullivan
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
JK Rowling as always
Harry Potter and the cursed child is a script of the theatre piece. I read it in 2 days, it is very easy and quick to read. For the story (whithout spoi... READ MORE
Lumbroso Sasha
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
#KEEPTHESECRETS
If you're invested in the Wizarding World by JK Rowling, this is definitely worth a read and you don't want to miss out. I don't want to address to much of... READ MORE
Georgie White
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Book Harry Potter
This book was for my grandaughter in Sweden. It must of been good because she read it in one dat
gillian cox
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Fantastic
Another great write from J K Rowling. Couldn't put the book down!
Kelly Evans
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
my friends son is enjoying it
I got this book for my friends 10 year son birthday present he really enjoying so far.
julie wood
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Disappointed
I'm gutted that I didn't like this book. I'm obsessed with Harry Potter so I thought this would be my dream book but it was actually pretty awful. It basic... READ MORE
Kirsty Whittaker
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Exceptional
Everything you'd expect from these authors and more. I loved it.
Auður Björk Gísladóttir
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Louise, Harry Potter's biggest fan.
As soon as we knew about the release of this scripted book, my wife and I knew that our Granddaughter, Louise Groves, would just have to have it. As alway... READ MORE
William Morgan
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Book
Loved the book! Arrived very quickly.
Flora Nunes
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Loved it
if you love and grew up on Harry Potter then you will love this book. its different to the Harry Potter series but just as magical and thrilling. I read it... READ MORE
aieshea wheeler
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
MAGICALLY BRILLIANT
I LOVED IT I LOVED IT I LOVED IT!!!!
Lauren McAngus
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II
Play Script for The Cursed Child by JKR, J Tiffany & J Thorne
Would love to see this played in regional theatres! It may be a collaboration, but the original HP storyline was still there. From page 1 the story picks