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Many UK MPs Bring "Harry" on Holiday

Posted by: Melissa
August 22, 2005, 03:18 PM


A survey of 153 politicians in the House of Commons and 100 in the House of Lords found that Book Six was third on a list of books that they planned to take on holiday; Dan Brown's mystery thriller The DaVinci Code was in first place and William Hague's biography of William Pitt the Younger was in secondContinued...

Education

HP Books Still Challenged in Missouri

Posted by: Melissa
August 22, 2005, 02:59 PM

Despite some trends elsewhere in the US that see the Harry Potter books moving off "banned books" lists at schools and libraries, the Harry Potter books are the most frequently challenged in Missouri schools. The Missourian reports that the first five HP books were most often challenged on the groundsContinued...

PotterCast

Leaky Presents... PotterCast! Bonnie Wright, Stuart Craig, You, and a lot more!

Posted by: Melissa
August 22, 2005, 10:50 AM

pottercastthumb.jpgWe are so proud and excited to finally bring you PotterCast, Leaky's first official podcast!

We have been fooling around with the podcast technology for so long, and wanted to bring this to you long ago but HBP got in our way! That silly book! We can't wait toContinued...

GoFFilm

High-Res Footage of International GoF Trailer Online

Posted by: Melissa
August 22, 2005, 09:17 AM

You can see the International Harry Potter and the Goblet of Firetrailer on this link on Allocine.fr. The direct downloads have disappeared but we will provide a QT download shortly.

JKRowling.com

Happy Birthday Percy!

Posted by: Melissa
August 21, 2005, 09:05 PM

JKRowling.com says today (August 22 in Britain) is Percy Weasley's birthday! Happy Birthday, Percy, and we're holding out hope for you.

PoA Film

Three Unreleased PoA Trailers

Posted by: Melissa
August 21, 2005, 06:48 PM

There are three not-exactly-new but definitely not-widely-released trailers from Prisoner of Azkaban at MagicBoxMusic; thanks John and Veritaserum!

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

First Signed HBP Arrives at North Carolina Library

Posted by: Melissa
August 21, 2005, 04:15 PM


The West Asheville Branch of the Asheville-Buncombe Library System in North Carolina won Scholastic's competition for the first signed American edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the LibraryJournal.com reports. The book was hand-delivered by a representative of Scholastic thisContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

HBP a Hot Seller in Saudi Arabia

Posted by: Melissa
August 21, 2005, 01:39 PM

Arab News reports that even though HBP does not yet have an Arab edition, it is the hottest selling English book in Saudi Arabia.

J.K. Rowling

Sunday Mail Reports JKR's Bird Purchase

Posted by: Melissa
August 21, 2005, 01:28 PM

The Sunday Mail actually reports today that JKR purchased a silver model of a Dodo bird from jeweller Patrick Mavros, in a news item that we would nominate for the We Can't Believe They Wrote That Award, if it existed.

GoFFilm

EW Can't Wait for HP

Posted by: Melissa
August 19, 2005, 10:25 AM

Goblet of Fire tops Entertainment Weekly's list of films the staff can't wait to see this fall. Thanks Lee!

Doyle

Doyle: "Potter will be my biggest ever challenge..."

Posted by: Melissa
August 19, 2005, 09:49 AM

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire composer Patrick Doyle gave an interview where he calls Potter "the biggest thing I have ever been involved in." More at the link! Thanks Lee!

Fiennes Interviews

Ralph Fiennes to Appear on "Tonight Show" Tonight

Posted by: Melissa
August 19, 2005, 03:13 AM

Ralph Fiennes, who plays Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, will be on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno tonight to discuss his film, The Constant Gardener.

Religion

Church Uses HP for Schooling

Posted by: Melissa
August 18, 2005, 05:50 PM

A church in Pennsylvania has started to use Harry Potter books in its vacation Bible school curriculum - and as a result, enrollment doubled.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

B&N Hurt by HBP Discounts

Posted by: Melissa
August 18, 2005, 05:43 PM

Barnes & Noble joins Borders in reporting difficult sales thanks to deep discounts on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Bookstores engaged in something of a price war leading up to the book release as they competed for customers. B&N is the number one US bookseller, and at the end of a quarter in which itContinued...

HPEF Publishes Fan Essay Book, "We Solemnly Swear..."

Posted by: Melissa
August 18, 2005, 05:21 PM

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HPEF has published "We Solemnly Swear That These Papers Were Worth The Wait," a collection of essay papers from the Nimbus 2003 Harry Potter convention; you can order it from Amazaon US, UK and Canada in paperback and hardcover right through the Cauldron Shop.
You can see the tableContinued...

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