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Did you know that though more closely identified with Edinburgh J.K. Rowling attended Wyedean School and College in Chepstow? Several elements of the books are said to have their origins in the town: a friend in the sixth form owned a turquoise Ford Anglia; Severus Snape may have been partly based on her long-haired chemistry teacher John Nettleship; and Rowling’s unhappiness there – though she was eventually head girl – seemingly inspired Hermione’s early isolation at Hogwarts.

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