Gird your loins Harry Potter fans! JK Rowling to publish new story this Halloween

Halloween is no longer just an American event. Britons over recent years have also joined the party and its starting to become quite the autumn (fall) tradition across Europe. With that in mind, author JK Rowling is set to release a new story in the “Harry Potter” universe, which will go live on the Pottermore website on Oct 31st.

The story focuses on Dolores Umbridge, a witch and former Hogwarts professor. Imelda Staunton, pictured, played the role in the film adaptation. The character first appeared in the fifth Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which was published in 2003.

The Pottermore website was updated today with this juicy tidbit:

“Umbridge is not only one of the most malicious Potter characters, she is the only person other than Lord Voldemort to leave a permanent physical scar on Harry. The new exclusive J.K. Rowling content provides a rich, 1,700-word back story about Umbridge’s life filled with many new details, as well as Rowling’s revealing first-person thoughts and reflections about the character.”

This isn’t the first time JK Rowling has written additional content for Harry Potter fans. Earlier this year, she published a story on Pottermore.com featuring a now-grown Harry Potter.

Blimey! is your daily dose of British news and features for anglophiles everywhere. This article was carefully written by Tim Holt, a British actor and author based in North Carolina. He misses England very much indeed, but also loves America too. Forever torn between two magnificent slices of sod.