J.K. Rowling Reveals New Harry Potter Backstory on Pottermore


It’s been quite a while since Harry Potter fans have seen new content from J.K. Rowling, even though she regularly posts to Twitter about Wizarding World happenings. On Tuesday, Rowling’s fansite Pottermore unveiled new, interactive sections of Deathly Hallows, the final Potter book in the series, and with it, new background on the story.

June 23 marks the birthday of Dudley Dursley, Harry Potter’s unappreciative, overweight and very spoiled cousin — and this year he turns 35. So it’s no surprise Rowling took to Pottermore to post some background on Dudley’s parents, Vernon and Petunia, who “grudgingly” took in Harry after his parents were killed by Lord Voldemort.

But it’s not just Hallows content fans were privy to. Rowling gave insight into the backstory of Vernon and Petunia, including the origin of their…

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