• Source Harry enjoys his new-found freedom, purchases his school supplies, and meets with Hermione and Ron. Hermione buys Crookshanks after the cat takes after Ron’s Scabbers. Back at the Leaky Cauldron, Harry overhears Mr and Mrs Weasley talking about the danger he is in. 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). Read More
• Source Pottermore is 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 be… 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
• Headlines and advertisements Poor Memory? is an advertisement for a memory clinic 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 Mnemosyne Clinic for Memory Modification will help – as long as you remembered to send them your… 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)… 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)  … Read More
• Publications The Evening Prophet is a special edition of the Daily Prophet, the newspaper of the wizarding world. Read More
• Publications The Sunday Prophet is a weekend edition of the Daily Prophet, the newspaper of the wizarding world. Read More
• Source Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is the first in the series of Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling. It was published in the U.S. as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone a year after being published in the UK. First British printing: July 1, 1997, Bloomsbury Books First American printing: September 1,… 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)… Read More