J.K. Rowling Features ‘Singing Sorceress’ Celestina Warbeck on Pottermore
It seems that J.K. Rowling just isn’t ready to stop writing about the wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter. In her latest addition to Pottermore, she is featuring a lesser known character only mentioned a few times in the beloved series.
Celestina Warbeck is a famous singing witch mentioned briefly in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and then again in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Although she is only fleetingly mentioned in the books, according to NPR, Celestina is close to Rowling’s heart. She states, "Celestina is one of my favourite 'off-stage' characters in the whole series, and has been part of the Potter world ever since its inception. I always imagined her to resemble Shirley Bassey in both looks and style."
The short 500-word biographic essay released on Pottermore.com reveals details about Celestina’s past, including what house she belongs to (Gryffindor) and some of her hobbies. In addition to the short essay, a song has also been released. The jazzy tune “You Stole My Cauldron But You Can’t Have My Heart” is the fist song to be released on the website.
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