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    Did you clean the mirror and find Moaning Myrtle in her cubicle? What else did you see in Moaning Myrtle's Bathroom? Share your findings with us.



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    Solve this picture puzzle that spells out another Moment in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone to discover where an audio book snippet can be found:






    Did you manage to figure out the Moment? If you're over thirteen and have a Twitter or Facebook account, share it with your friends and let us know if you found this puzzle tricky or easy to find.

    Keep listening to your Harry Potter audio books for more great reading moments. If you haven't got them, make them a part of your collection by visiting the Pottermore Shop.

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    Tomorrow, Thursday the 11th October, from 5:00pm BST (12:00pm ET/ 9:00 am PT), J.K. Rowling will be answering questions about Harry Potter (including Pottermore) from children around the world in a live webcast.

    You can view the webcast on the Scholastic website (for the US version of the site) or on the Bloomsbury website (for the UK version of the site) and watch it live, as it happens.

    In the webcast, J.K. Rowling will also be answering a Pottermore-related question that you, our Pottermore fans, voted for at the start of September - 'Which Pottermore house are you in?'.

    Find out what J.K. Rowling has to say about her house and more.


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    ''Oh, there you are, good,’ said Mrs Weasley. She sounded breathless and kept patting her hair. ‘We’ll be able to see him in a minute...’
    Gilderoy Lockhart came slowly into view, seated at a table surrounded by large pictures of his own face, all winking and flashing dazzlingly white teeth at the crowd. The real Lockhart was wearing robes of forget-me-not blue which exactly matched his eyes; his pointed wizard’s hat was set at a jaunty angle on his wavy hair.'


    - Chapter Four, At Flourish and Blotts, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Immaculately presented in fine, colourful robes and with a debonair, dramatic attitude, Gilderoy Lockhart stands out from the other teachers at Hogwarts.

    Amongst his many touted talents and skills, he’s the author of a series of books that boast of his various adventures in dealing with the darker side of magic.

    Our Pottermore Galleries hold a number of brilliant creative interpretations of Professor Lockhart. Here are some of our colourful favourites:

    - Gilderoy Lockhart -

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    by LunaFénix8180



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    by FangWombat186



    by otionWolf30936



    You’ve also been sharing your thoughts on your first impressions of Professor Lockhart on Facebook and Twitter. Check out what everyone’s been saying:

                                     

                                     

                                     

                                     


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    Did you enjoy the continuous supply of sandwiches and identify any of the curious items lining the walls in Professor Snape’s office?

    Let us know what you sounds you could distinguish and what potion ingredients you could name...



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    If you missed the live webcast with J.K. Rowling last week, we’ve got it here on the Insider for you to catch up with.

    In the webcast, J.K. Rowling answered questions about Harry Potter from children around the world. One of the questions she was asked about Pottermore was chosen by you, our Pottermore fans. You wanted to ask her:

    'Which Pottermore house are you in?'

    Listen to her answer on this question and much more in this webcast.



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    This week, we’ve been putting the finishing touches to the Basilisk’s hiss for the final chapters of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

    We’re also delighted to give you an exclusive look at an upcoming Moment from Chapter Eighteen – Dumbledore Returns.




    In Chapter Eighteen, Professor Dumbledore is able to answer some of Harry’s questions about what exactly happened to him in the Chamber of Secrets. Take a look at the two of them in this Moment, beside the fire in Professor McGonagall’s office.

    When you’re there, see if you can spot the Ginger Newts and Professor McGonagall’s needlework amongst the many things to find...

    If you’re over thirteen and have a Twitter or Facebook account, tweet or share this with your friends and let them in on the exciting news and sneak peek!

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    Whilst recapturing those escaped Cornish Pixies, we hope you didn’t disturb the Hogwarts portraits or the unsteady bookshelves!

    Let us know what other things you spotted in this Moment...



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    ''…but Hagrid stood his ground, took a deep breath and said carefully, ‘If anyone wanted ter find out some stuff, all they’d have ter do would be ter follow the spiders. That’d lead ’em right! That’s all I’m sayin’.'

    Chapter Fourteen, Cornelius Fudge, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


    You may have seen them here on the Insider and on our Facebook and Twitter pages recently. Yes, we’re talking about our many-legged visitors and if you’ve noticed them, then you may have remembered Hagrid’s advice ‘ter follow the spiders’...

    Now, it’s your turn to find out some stuff as we can announce that the final and last instalment of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will be released next week.

    Chapters Twelve to Eighteen will shortly be available for you to delve into and explore.

    Brewing Polyjuice Potion, accessing the Slytherin common room and uncovering the secret of Tom Riddle’s diary are amongst the many exciting Moments awaiting you.

    These concluding chapters will also contain brand new exclusive content from J.K. Rowling, including material on the Chamber of Secrets; its origin and history.

    In the meantime, we’re sharing with you the Moment that Harry and Ron discover the meaning of Hagrid’s wise words – the trail of the spiders into the Forbidden Forest:




    Share this news with your friends and if you have a Twitter and Facebook account, tweet and comment and let us know what you’re most looking forward to from the last chapters.

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    'There were shops selling robes, shops selling telescopes and strange silver instruments Harry had never seen before, windows stacked with barrels of bat spleens and eels’ eyes, tottering piles of spell books, quills and rolls of parchment, potion bottles, globes of the moon...'

    - Chapter Five, Diagon Alley, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

    Many of you are big fans of Diagon Alley, visiting often on Pottermore to stock up on your potion ingredients.

    We'd like to know what other shops have always caught your eye and if you could, where would you shop the most on Diagon Alley?


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    'Harry wished he had about eight more eyes. He turned his head in every direction as they walked up the street, trying to look at everything at once: the shops, the things outside them, the people doing their shopping. A plump woman outside an apothecary’s was shaking her head as they passed, saying, ‘Dragon liver, seven- teen Sickles an ounce, they’re mad ...''

    - Chapter Five, Diagon Alley, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

    Last week, we asked you what shop in Diagon Alley would be your favourite shop - the place that you would love to visit the most and where you would spend your Galleons...

    Over 15,540 of you voted on the Insider and more than 1,500 of you took part in our Facebook poll.

    By a clear margin of over 20%, the winning shop, as voted for by you, our Pottermore fans, was Flourish and Blotts. Take a look at the remaining shops and see where they came in your choice of top shops!





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    We're pleased to officially announce that from tomorrow, 31st October, 12 noon GMT, the final chapters of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will be available on Pottermore for you to explore.

    Help us spread the word by telling your fellow Harry Potter and Pottermore fans about the great news.





    Pottermore Insider est heureux d'annoncer officiellement qu'à partir de demain, 31 Octobre, 12h, vous pourrez explorer le derniers chapitres de Harry Potter et la Chambre des Secrets sur Pottermore.
    Aidez-nous à passer le message, parler en à vos collègues fans d’Harry Potter et de Pottermore.


    Il Pottermore Insider è lieto di annunciare ufficialmente che da domani, 31 Ottobre, alle 12 pomeridiane GMT, verrà aperto l’ultimo capitolo di Harry Potter e la Camera dei Segreti per te da esplorare.
    Aiutaci a passare parola annunciando la grande notizia ai tuoi amici fan di Harry Potter e di Pottermore.


    Der Pottermore Insider blog freut sich offiziell verkünden zu können, dass ab morgen, dem 31. Oktober, 12 Uhr GMT, die letzten Kapitel von Harry Potter und die Kammer des Schreckens auf Pottermore für dich zu erkunden sind.
    Helfe uns diese gute Nachricht zu verbreiten, indem du anderen Harry Potter Fans und deinen Pottermore Freunden davon erzählst.


    El Pottermore Insider está orgulloso de poder anunciar, oficialmente, que  los últimos capítulos de “Harry Potter la Cámara Secreta” estarán listos para ser explorados a partir de mañana, 31 de Octubre, a las 12 de mediodía GMT.
    Ayúdanos a pasar la noticia comentándolo a tus compañeros aficionados de Harry Potter y los Pottermore fans.


    O Pottermore Insider tem o prazer deanunciar oficialmente que a partir de amanhã, 31 de outubro, às 12 horas GMT, os capítulos finais de Harry Potter ea Câmara dos Segredos será lançado no Pottermore para você explorar.
    Ajude-nos aespalhar a palavra, contando ao seus colegas fãs de Harry Potter e Pottermore sobre a grande notícia.


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    The last chapters of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets have arrived on Pottermore, with Chapters Twelve to Eighteen now ready for you to explore on Pottermore.

    Experience Professor Lockhart’s Valentine’s day festivities, survive the spiders in the Forbidden Forest, and of course, confront what’s hidden within the Chamber of Secrets.

    As well as these latest Moments, there is also new exclusive content from J.K. Rowling on subjects including ghosts and the history of the Chamber of Secrets.

    We hope you have a fantastic time exploring these concluding chapters on Pottermore. If you have Twitter and Facebook accounts, why not retweet and share this news with your friends?





    Nous sommes ravis de t'annoncer que les tout derniers chapitres de Harry Potter et la Chambre des Secrets viennent d’être mis en ligne sur Pottermore.

    Gli ultimi capitoli di Harry Potter e la Camera dei Segreti sono ora disponibili su Pottermore, pronti per essere esplorati.

    Du kannst ab sofort die letzten Kapitel von Harry Potter und die Kammer des Schreckens auf Pottermore erkunden.

    Los capítulos finales de Harry Potter y la Cámara Secreta ya están disponibles en Pottermore para que los puedas explorar.

    Os capítulos finais de Harry Potter ea Câmara dos Segredos acabam de ser disponibilizados no Pottermore para você explorar.

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    Were you able to gain access to the Slytherin common room?

    Enjoy the crackling fire in this subterranean space and look out for the giant squid through the windows...

    If you can't get into the room, why not ask a friend to help? Let us know what else you noticed in this Moment...



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    We’re pleased to reveal that the next Pottermore House Cup will be awarded on Wednesday, November 21st.

    Help your house to victory by brewing potions found in Arsenius Jigger’s Magical Drafts and Potions and by challenging members of other houses to a duel.

    To kick things off we’re starting our house pride week on Monday November 12th with a day dedicated to each of the four houses.

    You’ll be able to take part in daily house polls, rouse your house with spirited messages and possibly get retweeted by us on Twitter.

    Our house pride week will start off with Hufflepuff on Monday, followed by Ravenclaw, Slytherin and Gryffindor, so get ready to cheer for your houses!

    Comment and post if you have a Facebook or Twitter account and use our hashtags #HousePride, #HufflepuffPride, #RavenclawPride, #SlytherinPride or #GryffindorPride.

    Good luck to all houses!



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  • 11/08/12--08:30: Places – The Library
  • ‘And then, of course, there was the sheer size of the library; tens of thousands of books; thousands of shelves; hundreds of narrow rows.’

    - Chapter Twelve, The Mirror of Erised, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

    One of Hermione’s favourite places at Hogwarts, the library is a place of refuge and of answers for her, and often Harry and Ron too.

    It helped solve the case of the elusive Nicholas Flamel in Harry’s first year at Hogwarts; it held the explanation for the voice Harry was hearing in his second year. It also houses the Restricted Section, an area full of books on the Dark Arts, from which Harry, Ron and Hermione learn how to brew Polyjuice Potion.

    Our Pottermore fans have submitted fantastic art of the library, with different interpretations of this store of knowledge. Here are some of our favourites:

    - The Library -

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    by HallowMoon82



    by AurorKnight199



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    by MistWizard2



    We’ve also asked our Pottermore fans what it is that they enjoy about the Hogwarts library and why it’s amongst their favourite places. These are some of our top comments and messages:

                                     

                                     

                                     

                                     
                         (Tweets via @emarwood, @Wendy0529, and comments from our Facebook followers.)

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    Upon visiting the hospital wing again, did you manage to collect everything? Pay Nearly Headless Nick a visit - you might learn something new...

    Share with us what else you discovered in this Moment...



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    Our house pride week starts today and on the count down to the award of the upcoming Pottermore House Cup, we’re celebrating all the great and wonderful things about the houses of Hogwarts!

    Today is our Hufflepuff day and we’re going to call out to all those who are Hufflepuff and proud, or who simply just admire Hufflepuff house.

    We want to know what it is about Hufflepuff that makes it the best house for you – what things do you love about it?

    Let us know by taking part in our poll. Vote for the thing that makes you proudest of Hufflepuff house:

    If you have a Twitter or Facebook account, tweet and comment to us your #HousePride and #HufflepuffPride messages! We’re retweeting your messages throughout the week.

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    It’s all about Ravenclaw today and the things that make you proud to be in this house!

    We’re asking Ravenclaw house members and Ravenclaw fans to tell us what your top thing about this Hogwarts house is in our Ravenclaw poll.

    Vote for your what makes you Ravenclaw-proud and keep up the Ravenclaw spirit in the count down to the Pottermore House Cup:

    If you have a Twitter or Facebook account, tweet and comment to us your #HousePride and #RavenclawPride messages! We’re retweeting your messages throughout the week.

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    Today is all about Slytherin and what you love most about Slytherin house.

    Our Pottermore poll is asking you, Slytherin fans and house members alike, to vote for the best thing about this Hogwarts house.

    Cast your votes for your top choice on what makes Slytherin house a great house for you:

    If you have a Twitter or Facebook account, tweet and comment to us your #HousePride and #SlytherinPride messages! We’re retweeting your messages throughout the week.

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