Quidditch Through the Ages  by J.K. Rowling

Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling

Author : J.K. Rowling

Publisher : Bloomsbury Press

Published date : 2001-06-02

Category : Novel

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Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling

‘Quidditch through the Ages’, from The World of Harry Potter is a very famous write-up from the library of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It goes deep down into the history, advancement and regulations of the game Quidditch. The librarian of the school is of the view that the book is “pawed about, dribbled on and generally maltreated nearly every day”. Though as per the headmaster of the school, Albus Dumbledore, this state of the book is sort of honour for it. The book is safeguarded by the Thief’s Curse. Harry Potter got this book from one of his greatest friends, Hermione Granger, for his first ever Quidditch match. Nonetheless, Severus Snape took away the copy asserting that bringing library books outside was against school policies.

Some of the interesting facts that are covered by this book are: there are 700 ways in which a foul can be committed in Quidditch. This game first progressed on Queerditch Marsh. Bumping is defined in detail. Puddlemere United which was established in 1163 is the oldest team at the Britain and Ireland League.

About the Author

J.K. Rowling
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J.K. Rowling

Rowling was born to Anne Rowling (née Volant) and Peter James Rowling, a Rolls-Royce aircraft engineer, on 31 July 1965 in Yate, Gloucestershire, England, 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Bristol. Her mother Anne was half-French and half-Scottish. Her parents first met on a train departing from King's Cross Station bound for Arbroath in 1964. They married on 14 March 1965. Her mother's maternal grandfather, Dugald Campbell, was born in Lamlash on the Isle of Arran. Her mother's paternal grandfather, Louis Volant, was awarded the Croix de Guerre for exceptional bravery in defending the village of Courcelles-le-Comte during the First World War. Rowling's sister Dianne was born at their home when Rowling was 23 months old. The family moved to the nearby village Winterbourne when Rowling was four. She attended St Michael's Primary School, a school founded by abolitionist William Wilberforce and education reformer Hannah More. Her headmaster at St Michael's, Alfred Dunn, has been suggested as the inspiration for the Harry Potter headmaster Albus Dumbledore. As a child, Rowling often wrote fantasy stories, which she would usually then read to her sister. She recalls that: "I can still remember me telling her a story in which she fell down a rabbit hole and was fed strawberries by the rabbit family inside it. Certainly the first story I ever wrote down (when I was five or six) was about a rabbit called Rabbit. He got the measles and was visited by his friends, including a giant bee called Miss Bee." At the age of nine, Rowling moved to Church Cottage in the Gloucestershire village of Tutshill, close to Chepstow, Wales. When she was a young teenager, her great aunt, who Rowling said "taught classics and approved of a thirst for knowledge, even of a questionable kind," gave her a very old copy of Jessica Mitford's autobiography, Hons and Rebels. Mitford became Rowling's heroine, and Rowling subsequently read all of her books.

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