It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Summary – The orphaned Harry discovers he’s a wizard and enters the magical world.
The Perfect Drink – This is no ordinary children’s book, so we think it would be nice to pair it with childhood flavours given an unexpected twist. You could try hot chocolate spiked with peppermint or pumpkin spice, topped with a fluffy mound of whipped cream. Whatever you choose should be warm and comforting – returning to Hogwarts should feel like a homecoming!
The Perfect Snack- There’s something quaint and old fashioned about the wizarding world, with its steam trains and feasts. Reading about the brimming trolley on the Hogwarts Express you might crave sweets – avoid familiar flavours like chocolate and choose traditional sweets like butterscotch, liquorice or Dumbledore’s favourite, sherbet lemons. If you’re looking for something a little more substantial, try a slice of treacle tart with a buttery pastry and a scoop of ice cream. It’s Harry’s favourite pudding, and will make you feel part of the Hogwarts feast.
The Perfect Place – We think this is an autumnal read – pick up your battered and well loved copy, wrap up warm, and curl up by the fire.
How would you read Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone? Let us know in the comments below! We’d love to hear from you.