"Does Hermione Granger prove that a witch really can have it all? (No, look at her hair.)"
-- Rita Skeeter, Daily Prophet, 8 July 2014 (Pm)
Wasp-penned journalist Rita Skeeter reported on the loves, lives and rivalries of the former members of Dumbledore’s Army as they got together to watch the Brazil v Bulgaria final match in Argentina (Pm:Quidditch).
“He [Harry Potter] continues to wear the distinctive round glasses that some might say are better suited to a style-deficient twelve-year-old.”
“The jury is out on whether she [Ginny Weasley] really had the talent or experience to be sent to the Quidditch World Cup (jury’s back in — no!!!).”
“Her [Luna Lovegood] twin sons are ‘at home with grandpa’. Is this a euphemism for ‘too disturbed to be seen in public’? Surely only the unkindest would suggest so.”
“Teddy Lupin — a lanky half-werewolf with bright blue hair — has been behaving in a way unbefitting of wizarding royalty…. Mr and Mrs Bill Weasley might like to know that their beautiful, blonde daughter Victoire seems to be attracted to any dark corner where Master Lupin happens to be lurking.”
Notes and interesting facts
Hermione Granger's rise through the Ministry of Magic to Deputy Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement was described as "meteoric" and she was "tipped to go even higher within the Ministry".
There was a rumour that Hannah Abbott, who was landlady of the Leaky Cauldron, had retrained as a Healer and would be applying for the post of Matron at Hogwarts, where her husband Neville teaches Herbology.
Rita Skeeter continues with her character assassination of the members Dumbledore's Army reporting alongside Ginny Weasley during the minute-by-minute coverage of the final match on 11 July. Sparks may fly!
From the Web
Writing by J.K. Rowling on Pottermore:
- History of the Quidditch World Cup
- 2014 Quidditch World Cup reports
- 2014 Quidditch World Cup final
- The Daily Prophet
Pottermore enhanced reading experience: Quidditch World Cup
Screenshots of the original Daily Prophet coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup on Pottermore: Imgur archive
Pottermore feature: Dumbledore's Army
Harry Potter Wiki: Dumbledore's Army Reunites at Quidditch World Cup Final