Ottery St Mary: Ron’s home town

You may remember that Ron’s home town is reffered to in the books as Ottery St Catchpole. This is almost certainly based on the real life Devon town of Ottery St Mary, which is near Exeter where J K Rowling went to university. Ottery means on the river and catchpole is an old surname that has something […]

Not A Flaw: I

I don’t know what edition of the Philosopher’s Stone you have but perhaps you recognise that wizard at the top there. That’s the chap who adorned the back cover of the Original Philosopher’s Stone, little 9 year old me thought it was just a bad drawing of Dumbledore, my sister thought it was supposed to be Quirrell. I’ve […]