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Also because they're pretty.: )
on 27 June 2017
Very nicely presented. I'll get my only complaint out of the way first: The information in the "Famous Gryffindor Alumni" and "Memorable Gryffindor Students" sections is mainly a re-hash of character info that's easily gleaned from reading the books themselves.
That being said, there are plenty of positives:
The illustrations of Godric Gryffindor and Minerva McGonagall are beautiful, and pretty close to how I always imagined them;
The House Ghost illustrations on the back covers of all four versions are a really nice touch;
I love that each house version has the primary house colour sprayed on the page edges (visible when the book is closed).
My book did come with an annoying "20 years" stickers on the front cover, but I was able to remove it without too much difficulty. Some very delicately applied white spirit took care of the residue (plus a careful sponging to get rid of the white spirit itself). Due to the finish, it was harder to remove the wretched sticker from this paperback version than it was to remove it from the dust jacket of the corresponding hardback. I fervently wish for an end to this fad of putting crappy stickers on beautiful things!
Overall, I'm very happy with this purchase, and at the time of writing this review, it's quite the bargain. So, I'm glad I snapped it up.
(My four-star review applies to this specific edition btw. The novel itself gets five stars).