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  1. News - World - PUBLISHING

    Is Harry Potter about to make a comeback? Cryptic tweet by J.K. Rowling sets rumour mill swirling

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 11:04pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Potter author's riddle casts spell on Twitter Could it be a spell? Or maybe a potion? Or might it just be the big announcement that many Harry Potter fans have been ... of a synopsis of Newt's story. It isn't part of the script, but sets the scene." Rowling called time on the Harry Potter series of books in 2007 after seven instalments. It spawned one ...

  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Harry Potter vs James Bond: celebrities take sides in Scottish debate

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 07:19am by AP

    ... Associated Press in London From Harry Potter author to James Bond actor, big names put their clout- and cash- behind Yes or No camps ahead of go-it-alone vote Celebrity Scots take sides on independence Scotland's independence battle is a tough one to call. The Yes side has James Bond, but the No campaign has Harry Potter. Former 007 Sean Connery has long been a vocal Scottish ...

  3. Sport - Tennis

    Harry Potter fan Simona Halep glides into French Open fourth round

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 01:36am by Reuters and Associated Press in Paris

    ... Reuters and Associated Press in Paris Wily Romanian, highest seed left in draw, had too many tricks for Spaniard No wonder Harry Potter is her bedside book – Simona Halep had too many tricks up her sleeve for Spaniard Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor as the fourth seed glided into the fourth round of the French Open with a 6-3 6-0 win on Saturday. The wily Romanian, the highest seed ...

  4. A magic spell is broken

    Posted Nov 28th 2010, 12:00am by James Mottram

    ... James Mottram It's mid-afternoon at the Berkeley Hotel in London's Knightsbridge. I'm here to speak to Emma Watson, Hermione from the Harry Potter films, when I'm struck by a realisation. A decade ago, I was in this hotel for the first ever Potter press conference, when a 10-year-old Watson and her co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint (who play Harry ...

  5. Harry Potter and the final chapter of magic

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chris Wood Love or hate him there's no escaping the boy wizard this month. With Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix due in cinemas and J.K. Rowling's final book of the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Bloomsbury), in bookshops on July 21, Pottermania will be everywhere. What will become of Harry? Will Snape prove to be a force for good or evil? Does ...

  6. Move over Harry

    Posted Jul 27th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... mother Sylvia spends about $1,000 a month on books for him. 'He reads very fast,' she says. 'He finished the fifth Harry Potter book in five hours. We often choose from [the books ...

  7. But is it any good? we asked two reviewers with different views...

    Posted Jul 17th 2005, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... Alister McMillan THE CRITIC Alister McMillan South China Morning Post Books Editor Harry Potter is 16 and Hogwarts is heaving with the magic of teen love. Harry's looming battle with the evil Lord Voldemort is feeble compared to the danger J.K. Rowling's franchise faces from hormones and the irksome opposite sex. Teenage Potter fans who have grown up alongside Harry may ...

  8. News - World - LITERATURE

    Harry Potter should have married Hermione, admits author Rowling

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 09:41pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London 'Hermione should have married Harry, not Ron' After years of squabbling, Harry Potter's best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Grainger finally ... novels- might have been a better match for hero Harry, the British author said in comments published by The Sunday Times newspaper. In reality, Ron and Hermione would probably have ended up ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Harry Potter analogies misplaced in China-Japan diplomatic row

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 09:58am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Diplomats' Potter analogies miss mark Call it the Harry Potter theory of international relations. The Chinese and Japanese ambassadors to Britain have ... in the standoff between the two countries, Potter fans have had a grand time dissecting the latest diplomatic row in proper Potterian terms. As one of those fans, I must take issues with the diplomats. ...

  10. News - China

    Chinese envoy compares Japan to Harry Potter villain Voldemort

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 04:36am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Japan like Potter foe Voldemort, envoy says China's ambassador to Britain has invoked Lord Voldemort, the villain of JK Rowling's Harry Potter series, in a diplomatic stand-off between Beijing and Tokyo over the Japanese prime minister's visit to a controversial war shrine. "In the Harry Potter story, the dark wizard Voldemort ...




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