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  • BBC News: Harry Potter fans warned after near misses on Glenfinnan Viaduct


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-39976271
  • Birmingham Mail: A Harry Potter film marathon is happening in Birmingham


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises (en) Archived date: 2017-05-30 http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/harry-potter-film-marathon-happening-13018986
  • Birmingham Mail: Most valuable Harry Potter books: Some titles have been selling for a LOT of money - do you own one of them?


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises (en) Archived date: 2017-06-02 http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/harry-potter-valuable-books-auction-11792273
  • Booksandbakes1: 20 Years Of Harry Potter


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises https://booksandbakes1.wordpress.com/2017/06/02/20-years-of-harry-potter/comment-page-1/
  • Bustle: An Official Harry Potter Book Club Is Coming Soon, Just In Time For The 20th Anniversary


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises Article from the website Bustle about the 20th anniversar... (en) Archived date: 2017-06-27 https://www.bustle.com/p/official-harry-potter-book-club-is-coming-soon-just-in-time-for-the-20th-anniversary-55984
  • Buxton Advertiser: Magical day at Derbyshire?s first Harry Potter themed event


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises http://www.buxtonadvertiser.co.uk/news/pictures-magical-day-at-derbyshire-s-first-harry-potter-themed-event-1-8589617
  • CBS News: Online book club for Harry Potter fans launching in June


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises (en) Archived date: 2017-06-27 http://www.cbsnews.com/news/harry-potter-online-book-club/
  • Collider: ?Harry Potter? Movies Ranked from Worst to Best


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises (en) Archived date: 2017-06-02 http://collider.com/best-harry-potter-movies-ranked-worst-to-best/#chamber-of-secrets
  • Daily Express: Voldemort: Origins of the Heir movie trailer


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises (en) Archived date: 2017-05-30 http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/810891/Voldemort-Origins-of-the-Heir-Harry-Potter-prequel-Tom-Riddle
  • Daily Mail: Harry Potter and the burglars of Birmingham: JK Rowling appeals for return of 'extremely valuable' prequel after thieves stole ú25,000 work that she handwrote on a postcard


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4498904/Handwritten-Harry-Potter-prequel-worth-25-000-stolen.html
  • Daily Mail: Harry Potter books are all very good, Theresa May tells pupil


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises (en) Archived date: 2017-05-24 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-4511842/Harry-Potter-books-good-Theresa-May-tells-pupil.html
  • Family traveller: 5 magical ways to celebrate Harry Potter?s 20th anniversary


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises (en) Archived date: 2017-05-26 https://familytraveller.com/destinations/uk/celebrate-harry-potters-20th-anniversary/
  • For Reading Addicts: 20th Anniversary Edition for Harry Potter and the Philosopher?s Stone


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises (en) Archived date: 2017-05-23 http://forreadingaddicts.co.uk/childrens-literature/20th-anniversary-edition-harry-potter-philosophers-stone/16891
  • Fora: An Ireland-based man wants to crowdfund a Harry Potter pub complete with 'magic' wands


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises (en) Archived date: 2017-06-27 https://fora.ie/harry-potter-pub-3419232-May2017/
  • Fox news: How to celebrate Harry Potter's 20th anniversary in the UK


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises (en) Archived date: 2017-06-28 http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2017/05/19/how-to-celebrate-harry-potters-20th-anniversary-in-uk.html
  • Get Surrey: Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone is nearly 20 years old and some first edition books are now


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises (en) Archived date: 2017-06-08 http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/harry-potter-philosopher-stone-nearly-13142088
  • Guardian, The: Harry Potter's 20th birthday to be marked with British Library show


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises (en) Archived date: 2017-06-28 https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/aug/08/harry-potters-20th-birthday-to-be-marked-with-british-library-show
  • Harry Potter and the ú20k typo: One of 500 Philosopher's Stone first editions with rare mistake is to be auctioned in London


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises (en) Archived date: 2017-05-26 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3733950/Harry-Potter-20k-typo-one-500-Philosopher-s-Stone-editions-rare-mistake-auctioned-London.html
  • HuffPost: 24 'Harry Potter' Superfans Share The Stories Behind Their Magical Ink


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/harry-potter-tattoos_us_592716e3e4b061d8f8202cc1
  • HuffPost: Reading Harry Potter Actually Makes You A Better Person


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/harry-potter-benefits_us_5936b4b7e4b0099e7faf3223
  • Independent, The: Harry Potter: Warner Bros. give blessing to Voldemort-centred fan film


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises (en) Archived date: 2017-06-02 http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/harry-potter-fan-film-warner-bros-voldemort-origins-of-the-heir-a7766346.html
  • Internation Business Times: Calling all Harry Potter fans - a wizarding-themed pub is going to open in London


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises (en) Archived date: 2017-06-02 http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/calling-all-harry-potter-fans-wizarding-themed-pub-going-open-london-1624164
  • Irish Times, The: Still under the spell of Harry Potter


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/still-under-the-spell-of-harry-potter-1.3104544
  • Libraries Taskforce: How will you mark 20 years since Harry Potter appeared?


    (en) Archived date: 2017-06-16 https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2017/06/12/how-will-you-mark-20-years-since-harry-potter-appeared/
  • Mashable: Bloomsbury launches new Harry Potter editions to show your house pride


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises http://mashable.com/2017/05/30/bloomsbury-harry-potter-house-editions/#pBy3vwagTmq0
  • Mashable: Get ready for the 'Harry Potter' book club you've always dreamed of


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises http://mashable.com/2017/05/06/pottermore-harry-potter-book-club/#hNFKtnO5LmqR
  • Mirror: 15 amazing Harry Potter facts as the best-selling book celebrates its 20th anniversary


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/15-amazing-harry-potter-facts-10604433
  • Mirror: A new plastic ú10 note is entering circulation later this year and it's a real treat for Harry Potter fans


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/new-plastic-10-note-entering-10520824
  • Mirror: Harry Potter fans 'dicing with death' to get pictures of Hogwarts Express train


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises (en) Archived date: 2017-05-23 http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/harry-potter-fans-dicing-death-10457836
  • Mirror: Harry Potter is 20 years old - and the boy wizard is worth a staggering ú19billion


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/harry-potter-20-years-old-10560169
  • Mirror: What happened when the Harry Potter spell was broken? What the young stars are doing now


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/what-happened-harry-potter-spell-10604114
  • NYMR: North York Moors Historical Railway Trust - Harry Potter 20th Anniversary


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises (en) Archived date: 2017-06-16 https://www.nymr.co.uk/Event/harry-potter-20th-anniversary
  • Nerdist: Fan-Made HARRY POTTER Prequel Explores Voldemort?s Origin Story


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises http://nerdist.com/fan-made-harry-potter-prequel-explores-voldemorts-origin-story/
  • Nerdist: HARRY POTTER?s Getting 20th Anniversary Hogwarts House-Themed Covers


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises http://nerdist.com/harry-potter-philosophers-stone-getting-20-anniversary-house-themed-covers/
  • Official London Theatre: Harry Potter Broadway premiere confirmed


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises (en) Archived date: 2017-06-06 http://www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/news/latest-news/article/item393146/harry-potter-broadway-premiere-confirmed/
  • Official London Theatre: New Harry Potter images released


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises Article about news actors for the play 'Harry Potter and ... (en) Archived date: 2017-05-26 http://www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/news/latest-news/article/item394420/new-harry-potter-images-released/
  • Refinery29: Harry Potter 20 Year Anniversary Edinburgh Guide


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises (en) Archived date: 2017-06-09 http://www.refinery29.uk/2017/02/138872/harry-potter-20-year-anniversary-edinburgh
  • Teachwire: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary ? 13 Of The Best Teaching Resources


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises (en) Archived date: 2017-06-09 https://www.teachwire.net/news/harry-potter-20th-anniversary-6-of-the-best-teaching-resources
  • Teenvogue: Pottermore Announces Official 'Harry Potter' Book Club


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises http://www.teenvogue.com/story/pottermore-announces-official-harry-potter-book-club
  • Telegraph, The: JK Rowling apologises for killing Snape


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises (en) Archived date: 2017-05-20 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/what-to-read/jk-rowling-apologises-killing-snape/
  • Telegraph, The: Theresa May reveals she is a Harry Potter fan - and that she has read all the books


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises (en) Archived date: 2017-05-20 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/16/theresa-may-reveals-harry-potter-fan-has-read-books/
  • Telegraph, The: Why Harry Potter fans will like the new Bank of Scotland ú10 note


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises (en) Archived date: 2017-05-31 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/29/harry-potter-fans-will-like-new-bank-scotland-10-note/
  • Telegraph, the: JK Rowling tells fans not to buy ú25,000 Harry Potter prequel stolen in burglary


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises (en) Archived date: 2017-05-19 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/news/harry-potter-prequel-worth-25000-stolen-burglary/
  • Toledo Mud Hens News: Cast a spell at Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Night


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises https://www.milb.com/mud-hens/news/cast-a-spell-at-harry-potter-20th-anniversary-night/c-233522590/t-196097308
  • Welwyn Hatfield Times: Free Harry Potter party in Hatfield


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises Party to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Harr... (en) Archived date: 2017-06-03 http://www.whtimes.co.uk/news/free-harry-potter-party-in-hatfield-1-5043430
  • What culture: 10 Craziest Harry Potter Fan Theories


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises http://whatculture.com/books/10-craziest-harry-potter-fan-theories?
  • Wishes, Hopes and Dreams: Harry Potter 20 Year Anniversary


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises (en) Archived date: 2017-06-09 http://wisheshopesdreams.co.uk/2017/05/harry-potter-20-year-anniversary/
  • Yorkmix: Magic! Harry Potter shop opens on the real Diagon Alley ? Shambles in York


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises (en) Archived date: 2017-05-30 https://www.yorkmix.com/shopping/magic-harry-potter-shops-opens-real-diagon-alley-shambles-york/
  • Young Theatre: Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher?s Stone in Concert, The Royal Albert Hall


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises https://www.ayoungertheatre.com/review-harry-potter-and-the-philosophers-stone-in-concert-the-royal-albert-hall/
  • hypable: 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' 20th Anniversary Edition review


    (en) Viewable only on Library premises http://www.hypable.com/harry-potter-philosophers-stone-20th-anniversary-edition-review/