Cantankerus Nott (fl. 1930s) was a wizard and a member of the pure-blood Nott family. He is widely believed to have been the one who penned the Pure-Blood Directory. This book listed the "twenty-eight truly pure-blood families", with "the aim of helping such families maintain the purity of their bloodlines". The book was also published anonymously in Britain in the early 1930s.[1]


  • "Cantankerous" is a word meaning ill-tempered, surly, argumentative, and uncooperative.


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