The myths and folktales behind Harry Potter Nicolas Flamel was a real person, and many of Rowling’s fantastic beasts she borrowed from elsewhere – including from the ancient world, writes Natalie Haynes.
Alex Morris moves from London to Edinburgh to make a break with the past. Alex accepts a job teaching drama therapy at a school commonly referred to as "The Unit," a learning community for teens expelled from other schools in the city. Her most challenging class is an intimidating group of teenagers who have been given up on by everyone before her. But Alex soon discovers that discussing the Greek tragedies opens them up in unexpected ways, and she gradually develops a rapport with them.