Why you shouldn't give post to Hedwig

<p>Horace Bent</p><p>The midnight launch of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix brought a little magic and fantasy into the lives of many children. Provided they weren't at Ottakar's on the Isle of Wight, that is. The store, like many others, had hired a live owl for the occasion. But the prosaic owl handler could not resist shattering one or two childish illusions: "Owls couldn't deliver mail," he affirmed to the credulous assembly. "They're as thick as fuck." Oh dear: another harmless fantasy bites the dust.</p><p>If you can't bear to hear another word about Harry Potter, then s...

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