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What's in Hermione's Bag?

What books would Hermione make sure to read or have with her?

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

J. K. Rowling (2008)

Left to Hermione in the will of Albus Dumbledore, a collection of tales from the wizarding world. What better companion on the search for Horcruxes, or Deathly Hallows?


Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them

J. K. Rowling (2009)

You never know when it might be handy to be able to distinguish between a Horcrux snake and a basilisk.



Angie Sage (2005)

It's always nice to know about the struggles of other wizarding folk.


Caravan and Camping

Britain & Ireland (2012)

So many places to apparate, but how to keep track of them all? The daunting task of keeping ahead of the Death Eaters is now made simpler with this handy travel companion. From small sites in quiet locations to large holiday centres, this book shows you where to go and where to avoid.

Backyard Foraging

65 Familiar Plants You Didn't Know You Could Eat

Ellen Zachos (2013)

How are three young wizards to survive in rural Britain? With the aid of this book! Ideal for first-time foragers, featuring 70 edible weeds, flowers, mushrooms, and ornamental plants typically found in urban or suburban neighbourhoods.

SAS Survival Handbook

For Any Climate, in Any Situation

John Wiseman (2009)

Just handy to have really. You never know when dittany won't work.


Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Season 8, Volume 1: The Long Way Home

Joss Whedon (2007)

Hanging out with boys all the time can be tough, particularly when on the run. Good to know there are other kick-butt girls out there trying to save the world.


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

The Ultimate Teenage Success Guide

Sean Covey (1998)

Hermione might just be the most effective teen, but she had help..


How to Win Friends and Influence People for Teen Girls

Donna Dale Carnegie (2005)

It's all about making friends and being a good friend! Not that Hermione isn't excellent at making friends, but good help is always good to have.


DVD (2009)

One night in fourth year Parvati, Lavender, and Padma were watching this muggle movie, surprisingly, Hermione found herself sucked in. Now, when she misses her parents and the boys are asleep she sometimes watches it.

The Princess Bride

S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure: The "Good Parts" Version Abridged

William Goldman (1998)

It is a little know fact that Hermione really loves fairy tales, and Princess Bride has it all! If you can only bring a few books with you to try and save the world, this should be one of them. An incredible journey and brilliant tale is peppered with strange beasties monstrous and gentle, and memorable surprises both terrible and sublime. So, not unlike a quest for Horcruxes really.


The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

The Brother's Grimm (2003)

The Tales of Beedle the Bard are all well and good, but Hermione is nothing if not prepared. Having not one, but two muggle fairy tale collections with her.

Classic Celtic Fairy Tales

John Matthews (1997)

If the word "faery" generally evokes a gauzy sprite, the powerful, dreadful, and beautiful beings found in these Celtic legends will change that forever.


Theories for Everything

An Illustrated History of Science From the Invention of Numbers to String Theory

John Langone (2006)

Hermione's planned for everything. If she has to miss a year of school she is going to make sure she enriches her mind a bit. Theories for Everything features stories behind science's greatest discoveries and the minds and methods that made them possible.

A Really Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill Bryson (2008)

Carrying on with her education, this book covers the wonder and mystery of time and space, the frequently bizarre and often obsessive scientists.

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