Tales of Beedle the Bard
“Magic causes as much trouble as it cures.”
The Tales of Beedle the Bard was first mentioned in Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows and was initially created as a limited run of only seven copies, each handwritten and illustrated by J. K. Rowling. One copy was sold via a Sotheby's auction, expected to make around £50,000. In the end, it raised £1.95 million with proceeds going to charity. Today, the book continues to be published and sold in aid of J.K. Rowling’s children’s charity Lumos.
Panos Kirkos joined Hamilton & Inches in 1988 after training in his native Greece before moving to Edinburgh with his wife. Panos is an award-winning silversmith and silver chasing expert - the art of moving silver to produce three-dimensional designs. His son, Paul, follows in his footsteps and is an integral member of the Hamilton & Inches silversmith team.
Panos' was responsible for the creation of the seven exceptional The Tales of Beedle the Bard book covers, using his 30 years of experience to expertly chase the silver. Chasing is the art of moving silver to produce three-dimensional designs, shown beautifully in the book cover before you.
J.K. Rowling has called Edinburgh her home since 1993, developing Harry Potter and his world in various cafes. She said of the city, “… Edinburgh is very much home for me and is the place where Harry evolved over seven books and many, many hours of writing in its cafés.”