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Vietch's Leeches was a shop that sold leeches[2] in Diagon Alley. On its booth-like establishment wrote "We will bite them on the features". It had a sign by the door, stating "EVERYTHING SUCKS BUT OUR SERVICE".[1]

It was nearby Quality Quidditch Supplies, Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour, The Harpy's Bazaar, and The Three Sheets.[3]

Behind the scenes

  • The words "We will bite them on the features" was a play on "We will fight them on the beaches", which was Illustrator Jim Kay's take on Winston Churchill's "We shall fight on the beaches".[4][2][5]


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Illustrated Edition (see this image)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Inside The Chamber of Secrets: an interview with illustrator Jim Kay | BfK No. 221 at Books for Keeps (interviewed by Helen Boyle) - "Other names or slogans are little jokes that tickle me; if you look carefully at the booth that sells leeches, it says ‘We’ll bite them on the features’ – a pun on Churchill’s famous speech."
  3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Illustrated Edition (see this video)
  4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – creepy scrawlers ltd. - "The advert on the side of ‘Veitch’s Leeches’ reads “We will bite them on the features’, which is another pun on Winston Churchill’s famous wartime speech; “We will fight them on the beaches’."
  5. WP favicon.PNG We shall fight on the beaches on Wikipedia
Diagon Alley North Side

Apothecary · Bats! Bats! Bats! · Belcher's Bottled Beers · Bernie Balls Fireworks · Blinkhorn's workshop · Boogermongers · Brigg's Brooms · Bufo's · Caput Mortuum · Creepy Scrawlers Stationers · Crispa Culpepper's Drugs & Preparations · Eeylops Owl Emporium · Flail & Hyde Furriers · Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour · Flourish and Blotts · Gaberlunzie Garments · Grandma Gramercy's Grandiloquent Gramophones · Gringotts Wizarding Bank · The Harpy's Bazaar · Herbert's Sherbets · Janus Galloglass · Krakens · Leaky Cauldron (1 Diagon Alley) · Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions · The Magic Lantern · Magical Menagerie · Mandrake Mufflers · Marcus Minucius Myomancer · Mourning & Starr Armourers · Mr Milvus Grizedale, Kitemaker · Mr Trismus, Mouth Magician · Mulligrubs Materia Medica · Nell's Bells · Nollikins for Scrolls & Skins · Noltie's Botanical Novelties · Oldknowe Books · Pettichaps · Potage's Cauldron Shop · Praedico Predico · Quality Quidditch Supplies · Shrew & Scold's Bridal Wear · S. Starling · Tangle & Noils Wigmakers & Perruquiers · The Three Sheets · Tut's Nuts · Twinkle's Telescopes · Vietch's Leeches · What Larks! Songbird Specialists · Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment

Known residents, shop owners and employees

Blinkhorn · Belcher · Bufo · Crookshanks (formerly) · Eeylops Owl Emporium female employee · Eeylops Owl Emporium male employee · Florean Fortescue (deceased) · Flourish and Blotts manager · Hedwig (formerly; deceased) · Madam Malkin · Noltie · Madam Potage · Magical Menagerie salesman · Magical Menagerie saleswoman · Milvus Grizedale · Marcus Minucius · Trismus · Tut · Twinkle · Vietch · Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment employee