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Harry Potter returns as greying thirty-something

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Harry Potter is back in a short story posted online by J.K.Rowling in which he appears at a school reunion as he approaches his 34th birthday.

Written as an article in the fictional Daily Prophet newspaper under the headline “Dumbledore’s Army Reunites at Quidditch World Cup Final”, the 1,500-word story also features the two other main characters in the Harry Potter trio, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley – now married to each other.

As the trio watch the final of the Quidditch contest – the celebrated Hogwarts sport involving flying broomsticks and enchanted balls – Rita Skeeter, a vicious journalist from previous novels, discusses their lives in a gossip column.

The author says that Potter, played by Daniel Radcliffe in the films, now has “a couple of threads of silver in the famous … black hair, but he continues to wear the distinctive round glasses that some might say are better suited to a style-deficient 12-year-old”.