x Ever since J.K. Rowling retroactively revealed that Albus Dumbledore is gay after wrapping up the Harry Potter novels, the Wizarding World fandom has had issues with her method of revealing new information on her stories that helps diversify them after the fact without actually exploring that in her writing. This only got more pronounced with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which featured both Albus and his titular former lover but totally sidestepped any reference to their relationship. Rowling has now just reopened this can of worms by revealing that Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald had an “intense sexual relationship” in their younger days, before they grew to become enemies. This led to fans to pour onto Twitter to express their frustration with the author’s continued attempts to retcon her characters, presumably in an attempt to please the LGBT community, but without following that up in any way that matters. Here’s just a selection … [Read more...] about Harry Potter Fans Unhappy With J.K. Rowling’s Reveal About Dumbledore’s Sexuality
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Opinion PUBLISHED: 09:59 05 March 2019 | UPDATED: 09:59 05 March 2019 Lynne Mortimer Ravenswood Primary School in Ipswich celebrates World Book Day 2011 Picture : ALEX FAIRFULL If you buy the Disney Mary Poppins outfit from the supermarket it will cost around £15 but, wait a minute, World Book Day is surely all about reading, isn’t it? For the love of books Picture: LJMThe mission of World Book Day (March 7, 2019) is to give every child and young person a book of their own. It’s also a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest event of its kind, marked in over 100 countries all over the world.According worldbookday.com: “The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books. That’s why we will be sending schools packs of Book Tokens and age-ranged World Book Day Resource … [Read more...] about £17 for a World Book day costume?!
Giant Harry Potter wands to tour UK and Ireland for JK Rowling’s charity BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Eight towns and cities will be transformed when a collection of giant wands from the Wizarding World tour the UK and Ireland in aid of JK Rowling’s charity. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/giant-harry-potter-wands-to-tour-uk-and-ireland-for-jk-rowlings-charity-37861536.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/article37861533.ece/27555/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_30c91ee4-d7e8-4fc5-96e2-06f9d8fbbc98_1 Email Eight towns and cities will be transformed when a collection of giant wands from the Wizarding World tour the UK and Ireland in aid of JK Rowling’s charity. Harry Potter fans will vote on where the 15ft wands stop off, with the most popular locations announced on March 18. The installation was originally displayed on the walkway between Millennium Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral in London last year. Now the … [Read more...] about Giant Harry Potter wands to tour UK and Ireland for JK Rowling’s charity
PUBLISHED: 18:00 08 November 2015 Simon Angear Weston-super-Mare In Watercolours, by Rosie and Howard Smith. Archant WHEN Rosie and Howard Smith’s book Weston-super-Mare In Watercolours was published in 2001 it was a runaway success, with local sales even outstripping JK Rowling’s Harry Potter. Weston-super-Mare In Watercolours, by Rosie and Howard Smith. The book described itself as an ‘alternative guide’ and was crammed with Rosie’s watercolour paintings accompanied by Howard’s conversational text describing the town as it then stood – with a few historical and personal asides along the way.In the 14 years which have followed, Weston has seen plenty of changes, not least the new-look seafront and a shiny new pier. Rosie said: “It was clearly time for a new book – Weston-super-Mare In Watercolours – Revisited.“Once again, we’ve described the town as it now is in 2015. … [Read more...] about Weston-super-Mare In Watercolours – new book casts fond eye over town
Bake Off winner thrilled to be backed by JK Rowling BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Great British Bake Off winner Rahul Mandal has said it was “magic” to learn that Harry Potter author JK Rowling had backed him to be prime minister. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/bake-off-winner-thrilled-to-be-backed-by-jk-rowling-37476581.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/article37476578.ece/0bde1/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_2330c838-451f-43f6-b9b4-1e184e939dbd_1 Email Great British Bake Off winner Rahul Mandal has said it was “magic” to learn that Harry Potter author JK Rowling had backed him to be prime minister. The research scientist, who triumphed in the series after a tense final, said he was particularly excited to learn about feedback he received because he is not on any social media. He said: “Friends and colleagues do keep me updated. “I was very surprised to see JK Rowling tweeting that I could be … [Read more...] about Bake Off winner thrilled to be backed by JK Rowling