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This book was a padlocked hardback book that belonged to Nicolas Flamel that was embossed with a phoenix symbol which allowed him to communicate with other wizards and witches globally.[1]


Flamel using the book to contact Eulalie Hicks

In September of 1927, Nicolas attempted to use this book to contact Albus Dumbledore, to warn of events surrounding Gellert Grindelwald, but instead was only able to contact Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry professor Eulalie Hicks, who convinced him to take action in the situation.[1]

Contents of this book

Behind the scenes

  • While it is unknown how this book works, it is possible that the "photographs" within is, rather than actual photos, something akin to Sirius Black's Two-way mirror.
    • The book is possibly bewitched with a Protean Charm. If so, it would explain why, when Flamel were flipping pages, Professor Hicks appeared in hers just as he flicked past hers, as like the bewitched coins used by Dumbledore's Army nearly a century later, all the people that owned one of the books would experience some kind of effect to notify them that one of their allies is trying to reach them.


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