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on 10 August 2004
I was encouraged to buy this book on recommendation from a few people, but I found it very disappointing. Many of their 'clues' were things I had already worked out through reading the books five times, so there wasn't much more information I could glean from buying this.
Don't get me wrong here, I'm not trying to brag and say 'I knew all that already', it's just that from the reviews I'd seen, and the info I'd had from others made it sound like there was more information to it that there was. Either that, or this book is aimed at children rather than anyone older than a teenager.
I found many explanations were aimed at the American audience, with a piece on "Sherbet Lemons" and how in the US edition they went under a different name.
If you have already worked out a few things from the Harry Potter books, don't expect to learn much more through buying this book!