J.K. Rowling’s pottermore.com posted an original story on Halloween about a key character from the Harry Potter books. The special Halloween treat for Harry Potter fans focuses on the witch and former Hogwarts professor Dolores Umbridge.

The character first appeared in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as the Senior Undersecretary to the Minister for Magic. “Umbridge is not only one of the most malicious Potter characters, she is the only person other than Lord Voldemort to leave a permanent physical scar on Harry,” according to pottermore.com.

The new exclusive J.K. Rowling content provides a rich, 1,700-word backstory about Umbridge’s life filled with new details, as well as Rowling’s revealing first-person thoughts and reflections about the character.

Listen to The Book Report at your convenience. Go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-book-report/id540205917?mt=2, or at bookreportradio.com, click on Archived Shows


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