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The Rowling Magazine Issue #73 · January 2023

That Skeeter Woman

“Attractive blonde Rita Skeeter, forty-three, whose savage quill has punctured many inflated reputations…” Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – Warming up the Quick Quotes Quill Rita Skeeter is a talented journalist who uses her gifts not for good or evil but for commercial gain: to profit the Prophet. Introduced in Goblet of Fire, […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #72 · December 2022

Hermione & Ron: why this couple works

It is in hindsight when some things become crystal clear. This sentiment alludes to one of the most unassuming pairing in the entire Harry Potter series – Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley. We were introduced to Hermione and Ron in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Their first contact was in the train compartment to […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #71 · November 2022

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After seven in Rowling’s words

After the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling kept revealing facts from the lives of the main characters, especially what happened to them after the events of the seventh book. Some of these revelations were done during interviews or reading events, some of them in pieces that she published in Pottermore, […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #70 · October 2022

Is Molly Weasley Still Alive?

Is Molly Weasley still alive?

The Wizarding World franchise is one of the most developed and immersive works by J. K. Rowling, with fans and readers around the world trying to decipher every little detail as much as they can. Jo understands this, as she acknowledges that fans love every single detail from the books. In 2007, when Harry Potter […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #69 · September 2022

The Ink Black Prince

Connections between The Ink Black Heart and Harry Potter From the beginning J.K. Rowling has encouraged readers to find parallels between Strike and Harry Potter. There was the initial announcement of a new seven book series (since quashed – I’m delighted to find that she’s now planned out ten1 and hopefully we’ll get even more). […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #68 · August 2022

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Book Three: Metamorphosis

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is where everything changes. Among those who undergo metamorphosis in this third instalment: Harry, Hermione, Scabbers, Lupin, Sirius, Snape, McGonagall and Trelawney. Even the Marauder’s Map transforms from old bit of parchment to Hogwarts’ track-and-trace. Change flocks to Hogwarts until a flurry of revelations turns the story on […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #50 · February 2021

Our GrangerVision? Everything we know about the rumored Harry Potter TV series

A Harry Potter TV series is what is missing in the franchise. It is the last thing that the fandom still dreams of. It has been the main topic this month with announcements, rumours, theories, news, denials and even more theories. Here is all we know.

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #50 · February 2021

Harry Potter for Grown Ups

The way the Harry Potter stories address life is very different from how many mainstream/fantasy franchises engage with love, death and emotion. In Harry Potter, feelings are deeper than a set-piece. They ring true. And these books are full of nods and winks to more grown-up distractions. So let’s look at the life lessons and […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #45 · September 2020

Harry Potter and the Unspeakable Horrors

Dirty deeds are not exclusive to Voldemort, Bellatrix Lestrange and the Death Eaters. Many characters in the wizarding world do terrible things. Events are not black or white. They are many shades of grey. Voldemort’s crimes include patricide, attempted infanticide, grave robbing, regime change, mass murder… and he’s a terrible houseguest. Other magic folk are […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #35 · November 2019

The Melodies of the Magical World

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. […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #34 · October 2019

Harry’s Halloweens: A History

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 […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #31 · July 2019

Rowling & Granger

A lot of people who grew up with Harry Potter – or developed their love for the franchise later – decided to name their pets after a Harry Potter character. The world is full of dogs and cats called Hedwig, Dobby, Crookshanks, or even Lupin, Severus, Bellatrix, etc – the list could go on. Some […]

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