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"Does Hermione Granger prove that a witch really can have it all? (No, look at her hair.)"
-- Rita Skeeter, Daily Prophet, 8 July 2014 (QWC)

Dumbledore’s Army Reunites at Quidditch World Cup Final

Dumbledore’s Army Reunites at Quidditch World Cup Final is a feature article that appeared in the Daily Prophet on 8 July 2014. Wasp-penned gossip journalist Rita Skeeter reports on the loves, lives and rivalries of the former members of Dumbledore’s Army when they got together in Argentina to watch the Brazil v Bulgaria final match (QWC).

Memorable lines

“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!!!).”

“Was he [Ron Weasley], as he stated at the time, ‘delighted to assist my brother George with a business I’ve always loved’? Or had he had his fill of standing in Potter’s shadow?”

“Idle gossip suggests that she [Hannah Abbott] and her husband [Neville Longbottom] both enjoy a little more Ogden’s Old Firewhisky than most of us would expect from custodians of our children.”

“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.”

“…. for those who want to know exactly how imperfect they are, my new biography: Dumbledore’s Army: The Dark Side of the Demob will be available from Flourish and Blotts on July 31st.” (QWC)

Other highlights

Hermione Granger’s rise through the Ministry of Magic to Deputy Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement is described as “meteoric” and she was “tipped to go even higher within the Ministry”.

Percy Weasley is the Head of the Department of Magical Transportation.

There is a rumour that Hannah Abbott, who is 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.

In the campground, Luna Lovegood is wearing colourful robes, consisting of the flags of all sixteen qualifying countries for the Quidditch World Cup sewn together (QWC).

Commentary

Notes

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 will definitely fly! (QWC)

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Writing by J K Rowling on WizardingWorld.com (Pottermore): The Daily Prophet

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