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REVIEW: Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists

“No Muggle Prime Minister has ever set foot in the Ministry of Magic, for reasons most succinctly summed up by ex-Minister Dugald McPhail (term of office 1858 – 1865): ‘their puir wee brainescouldnae cope wi’ it.”


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Similar to above – a wonderful supplement to the Harry Potter universe. As a politics nerd, I always thought I’d find myself somewhere in the Ministry of Magic if I was a witch, so it was really enjoyable to read about the history of Ministers of Magic. Even better was how J.K. Rowling contradicted the time it took for the muggle world to give women a chance to reach the top offices of power.


Umbridge was always an interesting character so it was interesting to know more, but one of my favourite characters that was left out of the films was Peeves. He gives a splash of colour to the castle, plus in the end, he fights the against the Death Eaters in the Battle of Hogwarts!


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