• Headlines and advertisements “BEAST TAMER NEWT TO WED!” was a headline in an issue of the magazine┬áSpellbound: Celebrity Secrets and Spell Tips of the Stars! erroneously reporting that Newt Scamander was engaged to be married to Leta Lestrange (CG). Leta was, in fact, actually engaged to Newt’s brother Theseus. This was unbeknownst to… Read More
• Character Blaise Zabini’s mother was a “famously beautiful witch” who “married seven times.” Each of her wealthy husbands died a mysterious death, leaving her a lot of gold (HBP7). She is the mother of Blaise Zabini, a Slytherin in Harry’s year. Read More
• Source Bloomsbury Live Chat (Bloomsbury.com, 30 July 2007, 2.00-3.00pm BST) with J K Rowling nine days after the release of Deathly Hallows. Read More
• Wizarding culture One of the underlying problems in the wizarding world is intolerance and prejudice based on the “purity” of a person’s wizarding blood. Wizards distinguish between purebloods (no Muggle ancestry), half-blood (at least one wizarding parent but at least one Muggle parent or grandparent) and Muggle-borns (both parents were Muggles). Read More