While we all might be a bit sad knowing our Hogwarts letter isn’t coming, the British Prime Minister, Theresa May seems to have taken it to heart more than most. In an interview this week the Prime Minister showed her disdain for all things magic in true Dursley style, refusing to compare herself to a Harry Potter character for a group of school children.
You can see May’s denial of all things magic here:
Of course the Internet went wild, with many comparing May to Professor Umbridge, but it’s clear to us that May actually has a magical sister, but when her time came she didn’t receive her letter to Hogwarts and she’s now all bitter about it. Theresa May isn’t Professor Umbridge, she’s Petunia Dursley and she won’t have that nonsense in her house!
Maybe it’s not the letter she’s upset about, maybe she hasn’t yet got over the shock of the portrait speaking to her on her first day in office, and maybe she’s never forgiven the Minister For Magic for spinning from her fireplace and getting ash on her rug.
When asked for comment, unofficial sources state that the leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn was happy to give his answer telling reporters that ‘I’d like to say I’m a Dumbledore type character, but no doubt the media would have me down as Ron Weasley’.
Disclaimer: This article contains a lot of things that simply aren’t true but we’re forced to go to any lengths to keep you muggles in the dark.
In case you didn’t know, Towel Day is a celebration that happens every year on the 25th of May, as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams who died in May, 2001.
On this day, fans around the universe honour him by carrying a towel, reading his novels, and generally spreading the word about the great man.
Fans of Adams’ work, and in particular The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, started this celebration 2 weeks after Douglas died in 2001, and since then many of us have been honouring him in our own ways…
An Italian Orchestra- the Magister Espresso Orchestra– produced this beautiful video as a tribute to Adams, for Towel Day.
His first novel, The Room On the Roof, was written when he was 17 and was partly based on his experiences at Dehradun, in a small rented room on a roof.
His first children’s book was The Angry River, published in 1972. On writing for children, Ruskin said, “I had a pretty lonely childhood and it helps me to understand a child better.”
Ruskin has written a series of autobiographical work: Rain in the Mountains, about his years spent in Mussoorie; Scenes from a Writer’s Life based on his life up until he was 21, and Scenes from a Writer’s Life focuses on his English adventures.
“It also tells a lot about my parents”, he says, “The book ends with the publication of my first novel and my decision to make writing my livelihood…Basically, it describes how I became a writer”.
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His latest work is his memoir and collection of essays Keeping on Keeping on, published in 2016. Here he can be seen reading an excerpt for the audience at the National Theatre, with his recognisable Leeds accent.