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J.K. Rowling explains Dolores Umbridge in new post on Pottermore
J.K. Rowling explains Dolores Umbridge in new post on Pottermore

For a Halloween gift, J.K. Rowling has explained the origins of her frightening witch, Dolores Umbridge. In a long post on Pottermore, the official online community for Harry Potter fans, Rowling explains that Umbridge was based on a teacher of her own, "whom I disliked intensely on sight." ------------ For the record Oct. 31, 8:54 a.m.: An earlier version of this post quoted J.K. Rowling as saying Dolores Umbridge was a character "whom I liked intensely on sight." The correct quote is "whom I disliked intensely on sight." ------------ Rowling writes about the connection she'd observed in the real world between cute and cold. "I have...

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