Confessions of a new Harry

Apr 03, 2002

Posted by: John Admin


Confessions of a new Harry Potter fan. Kathryn Ross of the Daily Reporter writes: “Okay, I read “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”, and yes I’m a more than 50-year-old college graduate with a degree in literature. That’s out of the way. I enjoyed the book. I decided I wanted to read Harry Potter, because I wondered what all the fuss was about, and I was looking for something to have in common with my youngest great niece. I just got around to it last week. I was busy reading other things, more mature, adult novels with blood and gore, deceit and murder in them like John Jakes’ novels and John Grisham yarns …”

Skibo Castle has defied Warner Brothers by creating a Harry Potter wonderland complete with broomsticks, cobwebs and spiders. The actual castle which features as Hogwarts School in the film is Alnwick Castle, hundreds of miles away in Northumberland. Skibo received a letter threatening legal action from Warner Brothers if it went ahead with a Potter-themed event. The hotel chose to defy the warning and went ahead with the event anyway.

Manufacturers could design ‘Harry Potter’ style computers for children or other specialised users, if restrictions are imposed on Microsoft.

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