• Common items Ginny’s singing get-well card is a card that Ginny made for Harry that sang in a shrill voice when opened. Harry had to place a weighty object on top of the card to keep it closed and quiet (PA10). Podcast:… Read More
• Quote Harry was left to ponder in silence the depths to which girls would sink to get revenge. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:58 — 5.5MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Creature A luminous creature bottle-fed by Newt Scamander inside his case in 1926 New York (WFT). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:58 — 5.5MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Queenie Goldstein is the beautiful younger sister of Porpentina “Tina” Goldstein (JKR:Tw). The two shared an apartment in New York City in the 1920s (WFT). Both Queenie and her sister attended Ilvermorny School for Witches and Wizards, though they were in different houses (Queenie was in Pukwudgie while Tina was… Read More
• Houses and addresses A small apartment in New York City is shared by Tina and Queenie Goldstein. Their apartment is at least one floor up from the entrance to the brownstone building. The liveliness of magic-infused housework makes up for an absence of luxury. The Goldstein sisters’ landlady, Mrs. Esposito, does not allow them… Read More
• Glossary To “play gooseberry” is a British idiom meaning to be an unwanted third person when two other people, particularly two who are having a romantic relationship, wish to be alone together (Oxford English Dictionary). Podcast: Play in… Read More
• Character Gellert Grindelwald was a brilliant, ambitious, and ultimately dangerous wizard who tried to take over the wizarding world, starting in the early 1920s and ending with his defeat by Albus Dumbledore in a famous duel in 1945. Two years younger than Dumbledore (DH18), as a teenager Gellert was blond, wore… Read More