Through literary clues, Dr. Beatrice Groves reveals how Diagon Alley may have been inspired by Oxford’s High Street.
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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.
Dr. Beatrice Groves explores how “The Faerie Queen” epigraphs in “Troubled Blood” impart clues about the story and characters as well as illuminate the book’s central themes.
Dr. Beatrice Groves predicts that “Troubled Blood” will take us from St. John’s Gate to the Hampton Court astronomical clock, all while weaving in elements of tarot and the occult.
In anticipation of the imminent release of “Troubled Blood”, Dr. Beatrice Groves predicts that the upcoming novel will include Cornish myths, occult presences, and a mysterious place known as the Doom Bar.