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85 pages, Kindle Edition
First published September 6, 2016
“An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide” is an intriguing title. Are they implying the book will be updated with more information? And why is it unreliable? Who wrote it — Rita Skeeter?
And so I was dead, but my faithful old headA behind the scenes of the secrets and making of Harry Potter! To the casual observer who's not a Harry Potter fan, this'll probably be pointless—but it's in truth a visit to the mind of J.K. Rowling and the history of her magical world that I relished the taste of!
It never saw fit to desert me,
It still lingers on, that’s the end of my song,
And now, please applaud, or you’ll hurt me.
It’s not a guided tour, nor is it entirely complete, but you’re now privy to some of the famous wizarding school’s many secrets.The chapter titles and subsections you'll learn more about in Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide:
Several outstanding brains have emerged from Hufflepuff House over the centuries; these fine minds simply happened to be allied to outstanding qualities of patience, a strong work ethic and constancy, all traditional hallmarks of Hufflepuff House.Then there's more on The Marauder’s Map and Jo's experience writing it, and even better, a part on The Great Lake —did you know it had been initially intended for Harry and Ron to crash into the lake in Mr. Weasley’s Ford Anglia, and meet the merpeople there for the first time? I'd have loved that!
This is just one example of the ways in which, when writing fantasy novels, one must be careful what one invents. For every benefit, there is usually a drawback.