• Businesses, merchants, and shops “Makers of Fine Wands since 382 B.C,” Ollivander’s is a narrow and shabby little shop with a window display consisting of a single wand resting on a faded purple cushion. Inside the walls are lined floor to ceiling with thousands of narrow boxes, which Mr. Ollivander chooses from when trying… Read More
• Source Harry speculates on why Dumbledore will not look him in the eye, Hermione joins Harry and the Weasleys at Grimmauld Place for Christmas, and Percy sends back his Weasley sweater. They visit Arthur in St. Mungo’s encounter Gilderoy Lockhart, and see Neville and his gran visiting his parents. Read More
• Source Harry is rescued from number four Privet Drive, Remus Lupin and Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody are reintroduced, and Harry meets Nymphadora Tonks for the first time. Read More
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Let’s just take a moment to talk about the richness of Rowling’s imagination. In chapter six of Order of the Phoenix, we’re introduced to the weird and wonderful drawing room of number twelve Grimmauld Place, with it’s curtains filled with Doxies, the nest of dead Puffskeins… Read More
• Source Harry, Hermione, Ron, Sirius and the rest of the Weasleys clean the Black house; Kreacher, the Black family house-elf, shows another darker side to house-elves; Harry is shown the Black Family Tree tapestry; and we learn that Sirius is not only related… Read More
• Source Harry attends his hearing, Cornelius Fudge continues to disbelieve him about Lord Voldemort’s return, and Albus Dumbledore arrives to assist Harry. Mrs. Figg testifies and Harry is cleared of all charges. Read More
• Event When a broom race between bitter rivals resulted in a huge predawn explosion at the finish line, damaging the Colosseum in Rome, Ministry witch Orabella Nuttley demonstrated a spell she’d created which could repair broken objects. The Ministry officials on the scene quickly learned the spell and quickly repaired the ancient… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops On New Years’ Eve 1926, Merope Gaunt staggered up the steps of a Muggle orphanage in London, gave birth to her only son, and soon died. Before her death, she managed to make one request – that her baby would be named Tom Marvolo Riddle. Riddle spent the first… Read More