It's everything you ever wanted to know about the Dursley family.
F**k yeah Dursleys! (via Wikia)
Finally! Eight years after the last Harry Potter novel came out, J.K. Rowling has taken the hint – the fans want more Dursley! Harry's callous, magic-hating family have always captured readers' imaginations in a way none of the wizarding characters could. Now, Rowling has disclosed some previously unknown information about the Dursley family on the Pottermore website. The update was teased with this cryptic tweet:
Over on http://t.co/kzy12qWt8X, new #DeathlyHallows Moments await you... pic.twitter.com/BxLVv1lEIT
— Pottermore (@pottermore) June 23, 2015
The new material includes both behind-the-scenes information on how Rowling conceived the Dursleys, as well as in-universe explanations of their history. She tells the story of how the Dursleys first met James Potter (it didn't end well) and how she picked the names "Vernon" and "Petunia" (she didn't like them.) She also explains that part of the reason Vernon always hated Harry is because of how much he looked like his father.
For less hardcore Harry Potter fans, the new Pottermore content also contains information on some magic stuff. Rowling explains the origins and theory behind alchemy, as well as something called "extension charms." This is starting to sound like a textbook. Rowling actually did write a magic textbook, and it became a bestseller. She really can do no wrong. Next she should write a whole book about the Dursleys, with no magic in it at all. That would be the greatest novel ever written.