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A couple of new pages have appeared on the Lexicon. floorplan of Number 4 Privet Drive has been added to the Atlas of Wizarding Britain an Encyclopedia of Potions a page about the Kwikspell Course Christoph Siemens sent me some new artwork, and I’ve added his delightfully creepy picture of… Read More
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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT In Muggle vernacular, we’re talking about ghosts; more specifically, the ghosts living at Hogwarts. But enlightened Muggles like ourselves know better, since there are some “ghosts” who aren’t ghosts after all. Peeves the Poltergeist is one: to quote Nearly-Headless Nick: “he’s not really even a ghost” (PS7). There… Read More
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Once again, there are many edits, additions, and improvements all through the Lexicon. I’m adding links to many pages, new spells to the Spell Encyclopedia, new characters to the list of Witches and Wizards, and things like that. I have added a new map to the Wizard’s Atlas. This one… Read More
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It seems a bit weird that everyone would have to go to London to get to Scotland. After all, for quite a few kids it would certainly be closer to go directly to Hogwarts from their homes or possibly to catch the train at some point along the route. Why do they all go to London?… Read More
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I have revised and updated the page which discusses the mysteries surrounding the attack by Voldemort on Harry’s family in 1981. After scads of email, some of which was downright nasty, I decided that it was worth an afternoon’s work to make things clearer. There are still pages coming which discuss… Read More
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Editing again, adding little details here and there. I have added a couple of spells from the film, but one of them, Lumos Solarum, really doesn’t fit into the canon. I have put it into the Encyclopedia of Spells, but with a disclaimer. I’m afraid I may have to do… Read More
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In one of her many interviews, JKR said that wizards generally live longer than Muggles. After a thorough research about food in the Harry Potter universe and, above all, its magical part, the only possible conclusion is that wizards don’t have problems with cholesterol, otherwise their life span would be… Read More
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After a discussion on the Harry Potter for GrownUps list, several members gave permission for me to include their comments about Harry Potter’s status as a pureblood, half-blood, or ‘mudblood’. Another essay what has been sitting here waiting for a final edit has finally made it into the Lexicon: Food… Read More