What can you tell me of this character, the book or its writer? What's the connection with Edinburgh? and with Wales?
To start with, Harry Potter is a series of fantasy novels written by British author J. K. Rowling. It is well known in all the world, it is a very successful novel. The first novel was published on 26th June in 1997 and its name was Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Since then, six more novels have been published, the latest one was published in 2007. It is one of the best seller novels in the world.
The main character of the novel is Harry Potter, who is an orphan boy that hopes to be a wizard. He is admitted to a school of magic in Hogwarts, where he can learn spells and charms and he likes riding a broom. The plot of the story is about the struggle between Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort, who had killed Harry Potter’s parents.
The author of the novel is J. K. Rowling, who is a very famous British writer. She was born in England in 1965. When she was working as a researcher and bilingual secretary she came up with the idea of writing Harry Potter. She has written other novels under a different pseudonym such as The Cuckoo’s Calling or Career of Evil.
As for the connection of Harry Potter with Edinburgh and Wales, I think that it has a connection with Edinburgh because the author wrote the first Harry Potter novel in a café in Edinburgh whose name is The Elephant House. Rowling has also lived in Wales when she was nine. Some characters of Harry Potter have influences of Wales too.