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Lisa here. I have been adding possible name derivations for the Black family. Here is a sampling: Phineas is an English variant of ‘Phinehas,’ a name from the Bible. ‘Phinehas’ probably means “Nubian,” though some believe it means “serpent’s mouth” in Hebrew … Continue reading
I have just discovered that our Lexicon email has been messed up for a few days. Apparently anything sent to an @hplex address will bounce. UPDATE: (10 am) As far as I can tell, it’s fixed. Sorry about the inconvenience.
Key 1 – Phineus’ youngest sibling was Isla Black, who married muggle Bob Hitchens. Key 2 – his 2nd child was another Phineus, who ‘supported Muggle rights. His 3rd child, who married Violetta, was Cygnus (1889-1943). Their children were: Pollux … Continue reading
The Lexicon’s Black Family Tree has been updated with the new information! We’ll be revising the character pages next.
I haven’t posted here in a while, but it doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy! I’m very excited to announce the debut of the Lexicon’s newest section: the Gazetteer. It’s a list of all the countries, cities, buildings, and other places … Continue reading
I have been adding images from the Wizard cards and from Jo’s Wizard of the Month to the Wizard A to Z pages. If you click on the thumbnails you can see a larger version of the image.
Big news from Italy today. Here’s what Albireo sent us, along with scans which we’re going over very carefully: Today, on the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, there is an article about Book Aid International auction, with a complete picture of the … Continue reading
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