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"More tales from adventurer Gilderoy Lockhart."
—Description[src]
Break with a Banshee is a book written by Gilderoy Lockhart, part of his collected works. The book was a required textbook during the 1992–1993 school year, one of seven along with Gadding with Ghouls, Holidays with Hags, Travels with Trolls, Voyages with Vampires, Wanderings with Werewolves and Year with the Yeti.[1]

A copy of this book cost five galleons at Flourish and Blotts.

History

Break with a Banshee by Gilderoy Lockhart is one of the books Lockhart assigns to students in his Defence Against the Dark Arts classess.

The book was apparently about Lockhart's feat of banishing the Bandon Banshee, which was later revealed to have been the accomplishment of a witch with a hairy chin; Lockhart merely stole the credits through his Memory Charms.[2]

In 1997, Hermione considered this book as she was sorting supplies for their mission to find Voldemort's Horcruxes. She was indecisive about whether or not to bring it.[3]

Behind the scenes

  • On the second-year school supplies list on Pottermore, the title of this book is given as Breaking with a Banshee. All other mentions of this book in the website list it as Break with a Banshee, however, suggesting that is a typo.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 4 (At Flourish and Blotts)
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 16 (The Chamber of Secrets)
  3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 6 (The Ghoul in Pyjamas)


Defence Against the Dark Arts (D.A.D.A.)
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D.A.D.A. at Hogwarts
Classroom 3C · Temporary Classroom · Hogwarts Turris Magnus · Professor's Office · Storeroom · Staircase · Lesson Cup · Race Cup · Dumbledore's Army
Professors
Galatea Merrythought · Patricia Rakepick · Quirinus Quirrell · Gilderoy Lockhart · Remus Lupin · Barty Crouch Jr. (as Alastor Moody) · Dolores Umbridge · Severus Snape · Amycus Carrow (as Dark Arts teacher)
Textbooks
The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection · Break with a Banshee · Gadding with Ghouls · Holidays with Hags · Travels with Trolls · Voyages with Vampires · Wanderings with Werewolves · Year with the Yeti · The Essential Defence Against the Dark Arts · Defensive Magical Theory · Dark Arts Defence: Basics for Beginners · Confronting the Faceless · Magical Drafts and Potions
Spells studied at Hogwarts under D.A.D.A.
Curse of the Bogies · Disarming Charm · Freezing Spell · Hex-Breaker· Hex-deflection · Hex Zapper · Impediment Jinx · Knockback Jinx · Nonverbal spells · Reductor Curse · Seize and Pull Charm · Shield Charm · Stunning Spell · Verdimillious Charm · Verdimillious Duo Spell · Verdimillious Tria · Wand-Lighting Charm · Cruciatus Curse · Imperius Curse · Killing Curse
Creatures studied at Hogwarts under D.A.D.A.
Boggart · Cornish Pixie · Grindylow · Hinkypunk · Iguana · Inferius · Kappa
· Red Cap · Vampire · Vampire bat · Werewolf