Re: JKR's time (was Will Potter be read/was The 'N' word)

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Posted by RichardG on January 10, 2006 at 13:29:18 from user RichardG.

In Reply to: Re: Will Potter be read (was The 'N' word) posted by Mike Dennis on January 10, 2006 at 09:00:37:

I am fascinated by the idea that J.K.Rowling has fixed her Harry Potter books in a specific time - apart from the Ford Anglia and the steam-hauled Hogwarts Express (both of which actually come from a time forty-odd years before the books were written and are presumably set) where else is she time-specific ? I suppose that the multi-racial pupils of Hogwarts - hinted at rather than stressed - suggest a period no earlier than the late 20th century, but that aspect at least is unlikely to date them. Otherwise, although the reader tends to think of them as happening "now", much as the readers of AR would have done when his books were first published, I would have thought there were far fewer era-specific elements in the Potter books.

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