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  Potter causes broomstick boom
Updated 08 December 2001, 13.20

We know how much you love Harry Potter, especially the breathtaking game of Quidditch - the fast-paced and dangerous game only for wizards.

In fact, Harry and Quidditch are so popular, sales of broomsticks are booming!

Swept off his feet


Broomstick-maker Shaun Bridges of Bristol told The Sun newspaper he's been swept off his feet to meet the demand for them.

"I've never been so busy. People come and ask if they can fly, and then talk for ages about Harry Potter and Quidditch."

He's made hundreds of them for people who want to give the brooms, made of birch twigs and willow, away as presents.

But of course, we all know we mere muggles cannot use any old broomstick - they won't fly. So please don't try it!


 
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