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posted by sharon-sel
Number Four, ligustro, privet Drive

J.K. Rowling's thoughts

The name of the rua where the Dursleys live is a reference to that most suburban plant, the ligustro, privet bush, which makes neat hedges around many English gardens. I liked the associations with both suburbia and enclosure, the Dursleys being so smugly middle class, and so determinedly separate from the wizarding world. The name of their area is 'Little Whinging', which again sounds appropriately parochial and sniffy, 'whinging' being a colloquial term for 'complaining or whining' in British English.

Although I describe the Dursleys' house as big and square, as befitted Uncle Vernon's status as a company director, whenever I wrote about it I was unconsciously visualising the segundo house I lived in as a child, which on the contrary was a rather small three-bedroomed house in the suburb of Winterbourne, near Bristol. I first became conscious of this when I entered the number four ligustro, privet Drive that had been built at Leavesden Studios, and found myself in an exact replica of my old house, down to the position of the cupboard under the stairs and the precise location of each room. As I had never described my old início to the set designer, director or producer, this was yet another of the unsettling experiences that filming the Potter books has brought me.

For no very good reason, I have never been fond of the number four, which has always struck me as a rather hard and unforgiving number, which is why I slapped it on the Dursleys' front door.

por J.K. Rowling

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posted by piperpayton22
ok woah the book was awesome i finished over the weekend there are so many things i want to know and one is a really big one is what made ahrry come bakc to life cuz i dont get that so and to the others that wrote things before the book came out they did a really good job on guessing like the person who said the scar was a horicinx cuz they were right so i also want to know who is victiore she is in the epigoue snogging teddy lupin so and the cousin of someone so oh and who killed the snake cuz harry told neville to do it if something bad happened and when voldy put the boddy nears his feet...
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posted by Sasuto23
these r wut i beleive r the horcuxes from memory:
1:the locket
3:the ring
4:the scar
5:the hufflepuff tingy
6:i forget
7:i forget that 2

plz add a coment if u know wut i missed plz
Ok, I know everyone is awaiting the last book. Here is what I think is going to happen. Harry will return to ligustro, privet drive. But Hermione and ron will be with him. They all will be able to do magic. They will stay until Harrys Birthday. Then they will go to the Burrow for Bills and Fleurs wedding. Somethin g will happen between Harry and Ginny : ). After the wedding, Harry will take his apparation test which he will pass. After that they will go to Godrics hollow. Harry will learn about his past and find a Horcrux there. Teh horcrux will be something of Gryffindors. After the Horcrux is destroyed...
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