If you’ve been following the 2014 Quidditch World Cup on Pottermore, then you probably know already that Ginny Potter (née Weasley) has been in the Patagonian Desert, covering the event for the Daily Prophet. You will probably also know that her family, husband Harry and children, James, Albus, and Lily, accompanied her.
Writing as annoying ‘yellow’ journalist, Rita Skeeter, Potter author J.K. Rowling wrote the first update on Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger, as well as other members of ‘Dumbledore’s Army’ post-Deathly Hallows epilogue. This snippet takes place about 3 years or so before the epilogue. Harry is about to turn 34 years old, and Skeeter notices “a couple of threads of silver in the famous Auror’s black hair” as well as “a nasty cut over his right cheekbone”.
Reading through this ca. 1500-word piece, it becomes quite plain that Rowling’s opinion of tabloid-type journalists hasn’t changed. I saw it as a commentary against them, especially with the sensationalist way Rowling-as-Skeeter describes six members of Dumbledore’s Army, as well as Harry’s orphaned godson, Teddy Lupin.
Pottermore News reported on this new Rowling piece here whilst Hypable included the new story here. Rowling has said that this will probably be the last time she’ll write any post-Deathly Hallows stories.
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