Natalie Dormer is narrating Harry Potter: A History of Magic

Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer is leading her voice to the audiobook of Harry Potter: A History of Magic.

The original, non-fiction audiobook was inspired by an exhibition of the same name at the British Library and showed both real-life magical artefacts and as well as items from JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series.

The audiobook will be released on 4th October to coincide with the US opening of the exhibition in New York.

“I’ve always adored the Harry Potter books, but it wasn’t until I started speaking with the British Library’s curators – hearing about the various myths, legends and cultures that have helped shape the wizarding world – that I really began to appreciate the richness and depth of JK Rowling’s writing,” said Dormer.

“There are so many wonderful details to explore and A History of Magic unearths some remarkable gems that are sure to have listeners awestruck. It’s been fun to join the Wizarding World family.”

In the audiobook Dormer will delve into the world of Ethiopian charms, Chinese oracle bones, and will introduce interviews with Jim Dale and Stephen Fry (who have narrated audiobook versions of the Harry Potter novels), illustrators Jim Kay and Olivia Lomenech Gill, and curators from the British Library and New York Historical Society.

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