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Harry Potter exhibit reveals how real life inspired the series

CBS This Morning
December 15, 2018
It's been just over 20 years since the U.S. was first introduced to the world's most famous wizard and the magical universe he lives in. But as you'll learn in a new exhibit about the history of Harry Potter, much of the inspiration for the fictional series is firmly rooted in real life. Author J.K. Rowling "took things that she had chanced upon in used bookshops like 'Culpepper's Herbology' and she used that as her sort of touchstone. And she jumped off to create this incredible universe which has allusions to other things," said Roberta Olson, the curator of the New-York Historical Society's exhibit, Harry Potter: A History of Magic. Read more…
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