…the people who mean something to you at 16, 17 are the people who are getting you through stuff. So I absolutely understand why someone who is hanging on to Harry Potter as a safe place at 13 is excited at 21 to talk about what [Hogwarts] house they’d be in. I don’t think it’s infantile.
J.K Rowling (full interview) I can’t believe Jo understands exactly how I feel about Harry Potter.
Today is the birthday of J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter. We had a little fun with the headlines and let our imaginations run free. Here’s what we think some of today’s headlines could have read if we lived in Rowling’s magical world.
Note: This is purely fan fiction conceived from USA Today’s intern Summer Bedard.
Mischief managed: illustrations from the new edition of Harry Potter | See full gallery
From the multi-coloured sorting hat to the red glow of Ron’s hair, we revel in Jim Kay’s glorious pictures for the new illustrated edition of Harry Potter. Have a look, Muggles, and see more at The Guardian.
Miniature Memorabilia Inspired by Hogwarts & The World of Harry Potter
Charming UK-based shopPetite Uniques creates exquisite miniature toys, furniture and memorabilia with a Victorian, bibliophile and wizardry inspired sensibility.
The Harry Potter collection includes a set of ingenious and miniature newspapers fit for a dollhouse. Scaled at 1 inch each newspaper contains authentic headlines from the Daily Prophet and Wizardly World News, which read with infamous and prolific titles, including the “Escape from Azkaban” and “The Boy Who Lies.”
Each miniature newspaper is crammed with ample news and tiny details and has been beautifully aged to resemble a vintage aesthetic.
Along with Harry Potter memorabilia, you will find other miniature book classics and dollhouse furniture. Find her work in her Etsy shop.
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