PICTURE SPECIAL: Harry Potter magic comes to Thame

Harry Potter fans with copies of the new book in the series at the Book House in Thame
Harry Potter fans with copies of the new book in the series at the Book House in Thame

Witches and wizards were seen wandering the streets of Thame on Saturday night as Harry Potter fans queued outside The Book House for the late-night launch of the latest in the popular book series.

Around 50 people attended the midnight launch of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the book store in the High Street.

Harry Potter fans with copies of the new book at the Book House in Thame

Harry Potter fans with copies of the new book at the Book House in Thame

The late-night opening follows a tradition at the store for previous Harry Potter novels.

Once again, some fans and Book House staff donned suitably themed costumes for the occasion.

The new book is based on a West End stage play by Jack Thorne and is the eighth book in the series to be released.

A spokesman for the shop said: “Reviews of both the book and play have been excellent and book sales totalled in excess of 50 on the night.”

Harry Potter fans queued outside the Book House on Saturday night to get copies of the new book

Harry Potter fans queued outside the Book House on Saturday night to get copies of the new book

Harry Potter fans queue at the Book House in Thame to get their hands on copies of the new book

Harry Potter fans queue at the Book House in Thame to get their hands on copies of the new book