Home Life and Social Habits of British Muggles is a book written by Wilhelm Wigworthy. Published by Little Red Books in 1987, the book contains a wide range of information on British Muggles, including an explanation of electricity.[1] The book is a standard textbook used in Charity Burbage's Muggle Studies class at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.[2]


1993 - 1994

During the journey to school on the Hogwarts Express in September 1993, a student was trying to read this book, but was unable to concentrate due to the noise others were making around them. He convinced the other students to move to another compartment and then locked the door after them, but he lost the book in the process. He asked Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger, who were passing through the train to try and find an empty compartment, to find and return this book to him. In exchange, he unlocked the door to the next compartment for them.[3]

In February 1994, Hermione Granger was trying to read the book when her friends were throwing a party in Gryffindor Tower. Harry Potter was trying to get her to put it down and join in, but she was hysterical because she had hundreds of pages to get through before her next lesson for Muggle Studies in two days. She had taken too many lessons using a Time-Turner and was finding it difficult to keep up with her workload.[2]

Behind the scenes


Notes and references

Muggle Studies
Professors: Quirinus Quirrell · Arif Sikander · Unidentified male professor · Charity Burbage · Alecto Carrow
Classrooms: Muggle Studies Classroom · Muggle Studies showroom · Fifth Floor classroom
Textbooks: Cooking the Muggle Way · Home Life and Social Habits of British Muggles · Moronic Muggles · Muggles Who Notice · My Life as a Muggle · The Philosophy of the Mundane: Why the Muggles Prefer Not to Know · When Muggles Attack
Subjects: Explain Why Muggles Need Electricity · Rotary phone
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