Magic is at the heart of the Wizarding World, but even witches and wizards have an appreciation for music. During Harry’s first welcoming feast at Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Albus Dumbledore takes a second to acknowledge that music is a magic of its own. “Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. […]
Throughout the seven books of the Harry Potter series, a handful of similarities are seen between the Muggle and Magical worlds. One of these is Halloween. Rowling’s Wizarding World is sprinkled with many things that come to mind when Muggles think of Halloween, from witches and wizards on broomsticks to the ghosts that roam the […]
In August 2005, J.K. Rowling was present at the International Edinburgh Book Festival. After reading an extract from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix which was published a month earlier, she took questions from the audience. Here is a transcription of the most interesting questions from that moment, which take us to a time when we still did not know about the last two books.