Friday, October 19, 2007
I was interested to read that the name Hog[g]wart appears twice in Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle's books about st custard's.
J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books, may have taken the name Hogwarts from the Molesworth books. The name features in one of Molesworth's imitation Latin plays, while Hoggwart is also the name of the headmaster of Porridge Court, a rival school of St Custard's.Also, even more pertinent today, this from Nigel's bro:
'Reality,' sa molesworth 2, 'is so unspeakably sordid it make me shudder.'Also, where do the apostrophes belong in "Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle's books" in the first sentence above?