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Literary Allusion in Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling’s imagination is fired by the past. How do historical objects illuminate the real-world sources of her ideas?

In this interview Dr Beatrice Groves, author of Literary Allusion in Harry Potter, explores how Harry Potter works its magic on the stories and stuff of the past.

Dr Groves blogs at Bathilda's Notebook on Mugglenet, where you can find out more about the real history behind Hogwarts’ creation.