Harry Potter
Entertainment  /  Published 05.06.20

A chat with Jason Isaacs as he turns 57

A few of Jason Isaacs’s close kin have just beaten the coronavirus and the man sounded somewhere between upbeat and tired when we dialled him recently. The prolific British actor — who has churned...
By Priyanka Roy in

Calcutta  /  Published 30.05.20

Potter help for generous boy

An eight-year-old boy who had emptied his piggy bank to help a community kitchen feed the poor during the lockdown has got as a gift what he was saving for: all Harry Potter books.The Telegraph h...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 27.05.20

Fictional solace

Sir — Fans of J.K. Rowling have reason to cheer. The author is publishing children’s fiction for the first time since Harry Potter. Rowling has started putting chapters of The Ickabog on her websi...
By The Telegraph in

World  /  Published 02.05.20

Harry and Hari hit the headlines

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, who has always been generous with her money, announced on Saturday that she is donating £1 million to be split between Refuge and Crisis, two charities which help vi...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 01.04.20

‘Potter magic will aid bored kids’

British author J. K. Rowling is hoping her much-loved Harry Potter series will work its magic on bored children stuck at home during the coronavirus lockdown. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Ston...
By Reuters in London

Hollywood  /  Published 25.03.20

Nice guy Harry… errr Daniel

Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry Potter in eight films based on J.K. Rowling’s novels, appeared recently on Desert Island Discs, a long running BBC Radio 4 programme in which he chose eight favour...
By Amit Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 17.01.20

Once upon a time

Childhood is a funny place; it is never quite left behind. That might be the lesson that the New York Public Library was delighted to learn when, to celebrate the 125th year of its opening, it listed ...
By The Editorial Board in

World  /  Published 11.12.19

Signed Potter book to fetch thousands

Harry Potter first editions have become a profitable business, with a copy of Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secrets, which was bought for “a penny plus postage” on Amazon, will be sold at auctio...
By Amit Roy in London

Books  /  Published 13.09.19

Tolkien's love for trees

For ages, trees, alone or huddled together as forests, have stood firm in the literary world, but mostly as peripheral scenery or accessories of narration. At other times, they have featured as havens...
By Kamalika Basu in

Opinion  /  Published 07.09.19

Riddikulus! Why a reverend banned Harry Potter

Expelliarmus! Such a simple word with such great power. It could have put Reverend Dan Reehil, a pastor at St Edward Catholic School, Nashville, at ease. The ‘spell’ — conjured up by J.K. Rowlin...
By The Editorial Board in


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