• Character Ali Bashir was a flying carpet merchant who was very interested in importing flying carpets into Britain. Arthur Weasley wouldn’t allow it, so Ali tried to smuggle carpets in (GF7, GF23). Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes Belch Powder is a substance which presumably causes the target creature to belch. Read More
• Character Madame Bonhabille was a nineteenth-century hatmaker in Paris who was commissioned by Eupraxia Mole to make Peeves a new hat in 1876. Read More
• Character Gladys Boothby created the Moontrimmer racing broom in 1901, but was unable to keep up with commercial demand for it by Quidditch enthusiasts who wanted the broom’s new height-flying features (QA9). Read More
• Character Proprietor of Borgin and Burkes of Knockturn Alley; an oily, smooth-talking fellow who fawned on Lucius Malfoy during the summer of 1992 but was less than impressed after his customers’ departure (CS4). Draco visited his shop again in late July 1996 to force the shopkeeper to help him repair… Read More
• Character Proprietor of Borgin and Burkes of Knockturn Alley; an oily, smooth-talking fellow who fawned on Lucius Malfoy during the summer of 1992 but was less than impressed after his customers’ departure (CS4). Draco visited his shop again in late July 1996 to force the shopkeeper to help him repair a… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops Borgin and Burkes, the most notorious of the Knockturn Alley’s Dark Magic shops, lies some way down the Alley at number 13B (JKR). Borgin and Burkes specializes in the buying and selling of “objects with unusual and powerful properties” (HBP20), and particularly items that are both “unusual and ancient” (JKR). Read More
• Pubs and inns The Three Broomsticks is a well-known inn and a frequent haunt of Hogwarts students in Hogsmeade. It’s warm and comfortable, is packed every time Harry goes in, and is a great spot to drink butterbeer (PA10), although they also serve firewhisky (GF25), gillywater, mulled mead, red currant rum,… Read More
• Character One of the founders of Borgin and Burkes, a shop in Knockturn Alley. The man behind the counter when Lucius Malfoy came in (CS4), however, was Mr. Borgin. Read More
• Character A Wizarding Pure-blood family, listed in the ‘Pure-Blood Directory’ (c. 1930) as one of the ‘Sacred Twenty-Eight’ families (Pm:Pure-Blood). Notable family members include: Caractacus Burke Herbert Burke… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Buy Your Second-Hand Brooms at Splinter & Kreeks is an advertisement for broomsticks appearing in the Daily Prophet. This advertisement offers the cost conscious purchaser low pricing for secondhand brooms such as the Cleansweep Five, Comet 220 and Shooting Star (DP4). Read More