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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]


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]

By the 2008–2009 school year, a copy of this book was available in the Hogwarts Library.[4]

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Muggle Studies
Muggle Studies class HM.png
Professors: Quirinus Quirrell · Arif Sikander · Unidentified male professor · Charity Burbage · Alecto Carrow · Concordia Rowle
Classrooms: Art Classroom · Fifth Floor classroom · Muggle Studies Classroom · Muggle Studies showroom · Music Classroom
Textbooks: Home Life and Social Habits of British Muggles
Subjects: Car (Model car) · Electricity · Hair spray · Light bulb · Muggle transportation · Radio · Roller Skates · Rotary phone · Rubber duck