Yesterday was Dudley Dursley’s birthday and JK Rowling is dishing on his family!
JK Rowling took to Pottermore to share some new details about HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, including a few tidbits on the Dursley family to celebrate Dudley’s recent birthday. Check it out!
1. The first meeting of the newly-engaged Petunia Evans and Vernon Dursley and Lily Evans and her boyfriend James Potter was pretty rough:
Petunia confessed to Vernon that her sister, Lily, was a witch. Though he vowed not to hold it against her that her sister was a “freak,” the first meeting of the two couples couldn’t have been more disastrous as James was “amused” by Vernon, while Vernon belittled James. The relationship never improved after that.
2. Vernon Dursley disliked Harry for the same reason as Snape:
J.K. Rowling explained that Vernon grew to dislike Harry because of how much he looked like his father, James. Petunia, on the other hand, felt guilty about how she treated her sister, and she took this out on Harry.
Rowling also discussed house sorting “hatstalls” and Hermione’s illegal use of charms, among other factoids:
We all love JK Rowling’s extraordinary imagination and the small details of the series that she’s considered and recorded! Keep checking for more on Pottermore.com!