Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

Who would have believed that the world's favourite wizard is turning 33? We first met Harry in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone when he was a small, bespectacled boy living in a cupboard under the stairs in the home of his awful aunt and uncle, completely unaware of his magical powers. We follow Harry to school at Hogwarts, and as the series continues, cheer him on in his increasingly dark adventures. The series reaches it’s end with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

If you would like to relive some of Harry Potter’s adventures, the entire series can be found in the library’s Curriculum Collection. If you feel like a challenge, we even hold some of the titles in French, German, Italian and Japanese.

Incidentally, Harry shares his birthday with his creator J. K. Rowling. She has been in the news recently after it was revealed that she is the author of mystery novel The Cuckoo’s Calling, recently published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

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