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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Times Online

...there are not many writers who have JK�s Dickensian ability to make us turn the pages, to weep � openly, with tears splashing � and a few pages later to laugh, at invariably good jokes. The sneerers who hate Harry Potter, or consider themselves superior to these books often seem to be hating their harmlessness � the fact that they celebrate happy middle-class family life, and the adventures of children privileged enough to attend a boarding school. But, as WH Auden said in another context, why spit on your luck? We have lived through a decade in which we have followed the publication of the liveliest, funniest, scariest and most moving children�s stories ever written. Thank you, JK Rowling.

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