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More Harry Potter (Sorta)!

Oh look, Amazon is finally releasing The Tales of Beedle the Bard this December.
But the true jewel of this new edition is the enlightening and comprehensive commentary (including extensive footnotes!) by Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, who brings his unique wizard's-eye perspective to the collection. Discovered "among the many papers which Dumbledore left in his will to the Hogwarts Archives," the venerable wizard's ruminations on the Tales allow today's readers to place them in the context of 16th century Muggle society, even allowing that "Beedle was somewhat out of step with his times in preaching a message of brotherly love for Muggles" during the era of witch hunts that would eventually drive the wizarding community into self-imposed exile. In fact, versions of the same stories told in wizarding households would shock many for their uncharitable treatment of their Muggle characters.
Hogwarts has an Archives? Shiny!
For my fellow librarians, I present these useful charms from Magical Library Science:
Biblio!: Who needs library pages when you have magic?
Catalogus!: Take care of that new inventory right away!
Procesio!: Creates a Finding Guide!
Reshelvicus!: Sends the books flying back to their shelves!
And finally, need to get rid of that pesky patron you just can’t please? Expecto Patronum! of course!
*sigh* /wishful thinking

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pragma_x
Aug. 1st, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
Expecto Patronum!


Hey, that would come in handy for retail workers and IT folks too.
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