• 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
• Character Mr. Boot was a wizard who took his family to America in the early 1600s in search of adventure. On the journey across the Atlantic, Mr. Boot and his family became friends with a Muggle man named James Steward. Once in America, the Boots encountered a Hidebehind in the woods. Read More
• Character Mrs. Boot was a witch who took her family to America in the early 1600s in search of adventure. On the journey across the Atlantic, Mrs. Boot and her family became friends with a Muggle man named James Steward. Once in America, the Boots encountered a Hidebehind in the woods. Read More
• Magical identities Half-breed is a derrogatory term usually used to refer to individuals whose ancestry include both humans and another kind of magical being, such as a giant or a veela. The term is also applied to centaurs, however. Read More