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Just in case you don’t know: Harry Potter is an orphan who lives with his aunt and uncle in a boring suburb. On his 11th birthday he discovers that he is really a wizard, the child of a magical family. Leaving King’s Cross station from the magical platform nine-and-three-quarters, he is transported to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he has various adventures, comic and serious. There are plenty of japes and jokes, but ultimately Harry is engaged in a struggle with a supernatural force of evil, in the person of the Lord Voldemort. In 1997 JK…

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