|James Edward Stanton|
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James Edward Stanton, Order of Merlin, Second Class, (19 September, 1951 in London, England) is a British wizard and politician. He was Head of the Department of International Magical Cooperation and still works for the Daily Prophet.
James Edward Stanton was born on 19 September in 1951 in the St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries in London, England, as first and only child of Edward Peter Stanton and Anna Mary Roberts. His parents lived on the countryside around London and had a small farm with some goats and chickens. He always wanted to be employee at the Ministry of Magic. His father worked at the Department of International Magical Cooperation at level five and was elected by the Minister for Magic as member of the International Confederation of Wizards.
His father knowed Albus Dumbledore personally, the head of the confederation and of Hogwarts. His mother worked as journalist for the Daily Prophet. She was particularly concerned with the segments Politics, Ministry of Magic Affairs and Local News. Her biggest article was about Armando Dippet's end as headmaster of Howarts. She met the new headmaster, Albus Dumbledore with her husband. Stanton went regularly to the Diagon Alley with his parents and sold stuff in shops like Flourish and Blotts, Obscurus Books, Ollivanders Wand Shop, Magical Menagerie, Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour and others. He was a fan of the English National Quidditch team, the Gryffindor Quidditch team, Puddlemere United and Pride of Portree. Stanton wanted to be Chaser, one of the positions in quidditch.
At a certain point in Stanton's life, Albus Dumbledore asked him for writing and translating some new books. Somewhere in the 1980s, Dumbledore wanted a new mythical work about Scandinavian religion and deities; Stanton created the fictional character "Knos" in his roman Skrifter af Knos, translated as Writings of Knos. The book was written for Dumbledore only in the Swedish language but he gave an English exemplar too. For Remus Lupin's birthday, 10 March, of 1987, he gave a copy of the book.
Dumbledore later stated he liked the Scandinavian languages, English novelist and playwright Edgar Wallace as well. Stanton translated The Flying Squad to Swedish, Kokain Nästet. As reward, Dumbledore gave a copy of the Bonniers Konversationslexikon, a Swedish encyclopedia in twelve volumes.
Probably, Stanton translated several books of muggles, including Scandinavian writers Carl Gustaf Verner von Heidenstam, Knut Hamsun, Astrid Lindgren and the Brothers Grimm.