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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter : book 3 of 7)
J K Rowling
(UK: @BloomsburyBooks: Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 2014; USA: @Scholastic, 2001)

When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it’s the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter.

Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run – and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry’s tea leaves . But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss.

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Leonie Roderick, Senior Reporter, Marketing Week | Blog: Leonie Roderick | Social enterprise: The Object Project

Leonie also is a freelance journalist for a range of other newspaper and magazine titles, including: The Guardian, The Independent, the i newspaper, Design WeekBroadly (Vice), Refinery29, Dazed, Wonderland magazine, Rollacoaster, Cooler and Woman magazine.

The Object Project challenges perceptions of sexual violence, one object at a time. Leonie’s blog collates user-generated stories, via, and explores different stories of sexual violence; it seeks to challenge people’s perceptions of rape, sexual assault and harassment and to drive a refreshed conversation on the issue.