Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Hallowed Home of Potter's Parents

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Hallowed Home of Potter's Parents

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Magical school Hogwarts was supposedly based somewhere in the Scottish Highlands, while JK Rowling penned her first blockbusting book in Edinburgh, so it's a little surprising that Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is only now being translated into Gaelic.

Twenty years after the world was first introduced to the schoolboy wizard, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stane is being printed by small publishers Itchy Coo, and is the 80th translation of the first book in a series that has sold more than 450 million copies worldwide.

Harry Potter fans can be a dedicated bunch and many like to take photos of themselves in Potter-esque locations, such as outside this property, which is reckoned to have the second most photographed doorway in the UK, after 10 Downing Street. De Vere House - a Grade I listed, six-bedroom period home in the village of Lavenham, Suffolk - was used as the home of Lily and James Potter, Harry's deceased parents in the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows film, where they fought in vain against Lord Voldemort. …

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