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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

My Mumma recently visited an Oxfam bookshop and brought back two different editions of The Chamber of Secrets for me. I’m a massive Potterhead and I’ve decided to start collecting different editions, particularly from other countries. This French edition is the first one that I’ve gotten my hands on.


I’d never seen the one on the right before but I really like the sort of ’60’s vibe it gives off. It seems to have been published in 1999 so I believe it may have been part of an early Adult version of the series. Do any of you know?

The French editions have truly terrible covers but it’s funny that the illustrator decided to go for the traditional wizard look with the tall, black and pointy almost puritan looking hats. Here’s a close up:


Poor Hermione has been completely shafted out of the picture!

I have actually attempted to read the first chapter but it is definitely going to be a long and probably slightly frustrating process. For example I knew that Uncle Vernon was having eggs for breakfast but I had to use the other book to find out which kind. (For the record it was fried.) Perhaps this will be a good incentive to prevent my GCSE French skills from getting dusty!


– Kayla x