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Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor

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Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor

An ice cream parlor in Diagon Alley  with outdoor tables, where Florean Fortescue served Harry free ice cream sundaes and offered advice about medieval witchcraft for a report he was writing (PA4). The shop was boarded up after Florean disappeared mysteriously in 1996 (HBP6).

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Q: I have to ask this little thing that's been on my mind... what happened to Florean Fortescue?

JKR: Uh, he was killed. I didn't want that to happen. Bizarrely, my best friend, after I named Florean Fortescue, she went and met, and is soon to marry, a guy called Florean, which is very bizarre, because it isn't exactly a common name, is it? Because of him, I was very attached to Florean Fortescue but no-- Yeah, he died. He died.

Q: He was just an ice cream man, wasn't he?

JKR: The Scottish Book will reveal there was more to that than subsequently made it into the books. It was one of those little sub-plots that had to be sacrificed because it was not really leading anywhere, but I did have a sub-plot planned for Florean. And it was to do with the Elder Wand, so I will definitely put that into the Encyclopedia. (PC/JKR2)

diagon-alley (5)On Pottermore, Flourish and Blotts was on the left side, next to Madam Malkins (Pm).

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