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Jan 31, 2002

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Three from the BBC:

A Muggle’s guide to Harry Potter. If you have resisted the urge to delve into Harry Potter’s world – but don’t want to risk derision – here is BBC News Online’s essential guide to bluffing your way deftly around the subject.

“In my wildest fantasy I could not have imagined anything like this,” JK Rowling said of the frenzy that has surrounded the release of her last book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth in the series of seven.

Once upon a time, in 1990, a young woman called Joanne Rowling found herself stuck on a train and decided to start writing. More than a decade later, her creation, Harry Potter, has become one of the UK’s biggest cultural exports ever.

All four Harry Potter novels continue to make their presence known on the lists of best-selling books.

The Leaky Cauldron is not associated with J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros., or any of the individuals or companies associated with producing and publishing Harry Potter books and films.