• Source Harry enjoys his new-found freedom in Diagon Alley, purchases his school supplies, and meets with Hermione and Ron. Hermione buys Crookshanks after the cat goes after Ron’s pet Scabbers. Back at the Leaky Cauldron, Harry overhears Mr and Mrs Weasley talking… Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes A pack of blood-stained cards were for sale at Borgin and Burkes when Harry Potter inadvertently visited ahead of his second year at Hogwarts (CS4). Podcast: Play in new window | Download… Read More
• Character Walter Parkin is the father of the seven siblings who founded the Wigtown Wanderers Quidditch team in 1422. He comes from Wigtown in Scotland. He would stand on the sidelines of the Quidditch pitch with a wand on one hand and a meat cleaver in the… Read More
• Character Phineas Fletcher was criminal who dealt in illegal items and creatures. He was responsible for the accidental creation of the Hidebehind (FB). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:42 — 4.8MB)… Read More
• Character Dagbert Pips was the proprietor of Pumpkins R Us (DP4). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:42 — 4.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts… Read More
• Source Multiple essays: Mr Ollivander: Rowling gives a lot of background information not only about Garrick Ollivander, the current proprietor of the shop in Diagon Alley, but also about his famous wand-making family. Wand Woods: Rowling lists many wand woods and their qualities. Wand Lengths & Flexibility: Rowling writes about the… Read More
• Source Pottermore was a website by J. K. Rowling intended to become the permanent online home for Harry Potter. The site opened for a limited beta release in September of 2011 and for the general public in April of 2012. The website as originally conceived was to… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Poor Memory? is an advertisement for the Mnemosyne Clinic for Memory Modification appearing in the Daily Prophet (DP4). “Poor memory? Forget where you left your wand? Wish you could remember spells without referring to cumbersome books?” The memory clinic says it will help – as long as you remembered… Read More
• Character Madam Pimpernelle was a witch who had a beauty shop in Diagon Alley (DP2) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:42 — 4.8MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Warlock living in Didsbury who was excited about the Kwikspell course (CS8) Probably the same person as the late Demetrius J. Prod (DP2)   Podcast: Play in new window | Download… Read More
• Character Wife of warlock D.J. Prod mentioned in a testimonial for Kwikspell, living in Didsbury (CS8) Probably the same person as Elsie Prod (DP2) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:42 —… Read More
• Wizarding culture Many books are produced in the Wizarding World. Some of them are recreational, others are scholarly. Some are used as textbooks at Hogwarts. Known publishers are listed here, along with books they are known to have published: Dust & Mildew The Philosophy of the Mundane: Why the Muggles Prefer Not… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops Pumpkins R Us is a specialty pumpkin-growing business, run by Dagbert Pips (DP4) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:42 — 4.8MB)Subscribe:… Read More