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Harry Potter returns, all grown up

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Harry Potter returns, all grown up, Harry Potter fans have been offered a glimpse into the teenage wizard’s future after JK Rowling resurrected her hero for a new short story that reunites him with his old friends at a Hogwarts School reunion.

JK Rowling’s new short story reveals the boy wizard with greying hair at Quidditch world cup

Harry Potter fans have been offered a glimpse into the teenage wizard’s future after JK Rowling resurrected her hero for a new short story that reunites him with his old friends at a Hogwarts School reunion.
Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint as Hermione, Harry and Ron aged to appear as they might in their 30s. Photos: thehansindia E-Paper
The 1,500-word story, published on the writer’s Pottermore website, describes the now 34-year-old Harry as having 'threads of silver' in his black hair.
Ron Weasley, played in the hit films by Rupert Grint, has aged less well with his ginger hair 'thinning slightly'.

He is revealed to be co-manager of Weasley's Wizard Wheezes with his brother George after working for two years at the Ministry of Magic.
His wife Hermione, Harry’s wife Ginny, and their children all feature in the story. The supremely capable Hermione is now Deputy Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement.

Rowling also gives fans a hint of Harry’s new life by describing a mysterious cut over his cheekbone, perhaps related to his membership of a top-secret group of wizards called the Aurors.

The story is set during a Quidditch tournament - the fictional sport played by the student wizards on flying broomsticks in the best-selling books that is so popular with fans that they have adapted a version of the game that can really be played.

It is written in the form of an article by Rita Skeeter, a gossip columnist for the Daily Prophet newspaper featured in the books.
Rowling hit the headlines recently when she stated her support for a ‘No vote’ in the Scottish independence referendum, a £1 million donation to Better Together and a blog detailing the “serious risks” of independence.

The Harry Potter author, who lives in Edinburgh, has just published her second crime thriller under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
The real identity of Robert Galbraith was revealed last year and sent the first novel, ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’, to the top of book charts.
She accepted a substantial donation to charity from the law firm which breached her confidentiality by revealing she was writing under a pseudonym.
Only a handful of trusted advisers, family and friends were initially aware of Galbraith’s true identity until the story made headlines worldwide.

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