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The Harry Potter Lexicon
All things Harry Potter. Unfortunately, doesn't include all of OotP yet, but has loads of stuff including lists of magical creatures, items, and people.

Topical Essays from "Harry Potter for Grownups"
Thoughtful essays on people, things, and places in the Potterverse. Compiled from posts in the HPforGrownups Yahoo Group.

The Elements of Style by William Strunk
Asserting that one must first know the rules to break them, this classic reference book is a must-have for any student and conscientious writer. It concentrates attention on the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated.

An English to English Dictionary
United Kingdom English for the American Novice, 6th edition
English Usage in the UK and USA
The Best of British: The American's guide to speaking British
Compilation of the "All Things British Thread" at

A Dictionary of Slang

Slang Terms and Expressions in the Wizarding World

On-line guides to British slang

Lonely Planet's Guide to England
General information on the country, including climate and history

Frisca's Photos
The arches used for the background of these webpages were modified from a photograph taken by Frisca and used with her permission.