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It appears as though author

Posted by: Mischa
April 07, 2002, 04:02 PM

It appears as though author Nora Roberts is the hottest seller right behind JKR in the US.

Scotland has more millionaires than ever, with the 100 wealthiest sharing a record combined wealth of almost £10bn, according to a new survey of the country's richest people. The top 100 richest people in Scotland, whoContinued...

Thanks to reader Sandy: Today

Posted by: Mischa
April 07, 2002, 03:29 PM

Thanks to reader Sandy:

Today my family attended a special concert for children in by the Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra which included the national premiere of John Williams' Symphonic Suite from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Here is a link from the local paper ).

It was really an enjoyable eventContinued...

Reader Katie let us know

Posted by: Leaky
April 06, 2002, 10:56 PM

Reader Katie let us know that the Chapters.ca website has posted the following: "We can hardly wait — the fifth of Harry's high-flying adventures will appear in the fall of 2002! Sign up here to receive e-mail notices as we find out more about this exciting event!" More at the link.

Daniel Radcliffe will appear Wednesday,

Posted by: Leaky
April 06, 2002, 07:59 PM

Daniel Radcliffe will appear Wednesday, 10 April, on David di Donatello, an Italian movie award show. According to this article (written in Italian): "[among the show's highlights,] the exclusive appearance of the Harry Potter of the silver screen, young actor Daniel Radcliffe, who will be speakingContinued...

From the editorial pages of

Posted by: Leaky
April 05, 2002, 03:51 PM

From the editorial pages of the Boston Globe: "In his dreams, President Bush is Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter's caring headmaster who left no wizard behind. Unlike Dumbledore, Bush wants us to believe in a wand with no zap, a Gringotts with no cash, and a train platform called Nine and Three Quarters, not forContinued...

The Portkey Directory is currently

Posted by: Rames_El_Desouki
April 05, 2002, 12:52 PM

The Portkey Directory is currently unavailable. We are trying to move it to a new server, but unfortunately this is not possible, so we need a new script/program - if you want to help, please email me - thanks!

Just a reminder to vote

Posted by: Leaky
April 05, 2002, 12:00 PM

Just a reminder to vote in the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards! "Harry Potter" is nominated in three categories; favourite book, favourite video game, and favourite movie.

Graves-Hume (Illinois) Public Library was recently the site of profound magic. A group of 20 children, each one a member of a generationContinued...

Harry Potter O Filme (a

Posted by: Leaky
April 05, 2002, 01:39 AM

Harry Potter O Filme (a Brazilian Harry Potter site) has scanned in pictures from a Warner Bros magazine, showing information about the Harry Potter DVD, its marketing plan in Brazil, and more. (Thanks to MuggleNet for the link.)

Roy Keane has come in joint fourth on the list of rich young sports stars in Britain, behind DavidContinued...

Three hours before the first-night

Posted by: Leaky
April 04, 2002, 12:29 PM

Three hours before the first-night curtain went up, Chris Rankin was seen by hundreds of thousands of youngsters on the national Newsround programme. Two hours later he was on the BBC regional Look East news magazine. And 10 hours after the curtain came down, the teenager had to be on the set for the latest HarryContinued...

Confessions of a new Harry

Posted by: Leaky
April 03, 2002, 10:05 PM

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 HarryContinued...

Today's leading-edge visual effects might

Posted by: Mischa
April 03, 2002, 07:38 PM

Today's leading-edge visual effects might not all blow your mind with spectacular explosions, lasers, spaceships and fantastic visions. But they will show you something you haven't seen before - and make you believe it's real. Matthew JC. Powell reports.

Twins juggle friends, school, sports andContinued...

News from HPGalleriesJK Rowling's former

Posted by: Rames_El_Desouki
April 03, 2002, 09:12 AM

News from HPGalleries

JK Rowling's former science teacher, who apparently was used as a model for the character of Severus Snape, wrote an article for HPGalleries, "On Being Snape-ish."

We get dozens of email questions every day, please find our answers to the meaningful, best, oddest or mostContinued...

The second Harry Potter film,

Posted by: Leaky
April 02, 2002, 10:15 PM

The second Harry Potter film, The Chamber of Secrets, is going to be "really, really, really good" according to Chris Rankin - the actor who plays Percy Weasley.

The Oxford University Press will bring out Urdu translations of The Elementary Learner's Dictionary, The Concise Oxford Dictionary, and of greatContinued...

From the Times (UK): The

Posted by: Leaky
April 02, 2002, 07:15 PM

From the Times (UK): The phone rings. It is Denis MacShane, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister and not, as I had hoped, Mike McShane, the Canadian comedian. It is a good story nonetheless. On Armistice Day last year MacShane was chosen to accompany Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. “I remember she talked a lotContinued...

Even more new DVD features:

Posted by: Mischa
April 02, 2002, 05:52 PM

Even more new DVD features:

* New scenes created especially for the DVD.
* An interactive ''virtual tour'' that lets users navigate through Hogwarts' Great Hall, Gryffindor Common Room and other locations.
* Interviews with producer David Heyman and director Chris Columbus.
* A game that lets viewers learnContinued...

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