From white deer to references to the Forest of Dean, early Arthurian texts can shine a light on the doe Patronus scene in “Deathly Hallows.”
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From Dennis Potter to Harry Potter, the Forest of Dean may pull its significance from screenwriters, Arthurian legend, and the author’s own childhood.
Fantastic Beasts and How to Save Them: Ice Age Dragons, Shakespeare, and More from the London Natural History Museum’s “Wonder of Nature” Exhibit
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Through literary clues, Dr. Beatrice Groves reveals how Diagon Alley may have been inspired by Oxford’s High Street.
From puns to literary references to magical ley lines, there’s more to Diagon Alley than meets the eye.
Dr. Beatrice Groves argues that Douglas Adams’s book “Mostly Harmless” may have inspired an overarching theme in “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”
A closer look at “Harry Potter” shows that it may have been inspired by aspects of Douglas Adams’s work.
Were you surprised by the murderer in “Troubled Blood”? A closer look at “The Faerie Queene” epigraphs reveals extra clues that lead you in the direction of the proper suspect…
By pairing Robin and Strike with characters from “The Faerie Queene”, Dr. Beatrice Groves reveals how “Troubled Blood” foreshadows what’s to come in the detectives’ relationship.