Privet Drive

Privet Drive is a place in the Harry Potter Universe.

It is where Harry Potter was left as a child by Albus Dumbledore after his parents were murdered by Lord Voldemort, after Lily Potter and James Potter gave their lives to save Harry. He was left with his maternal aunt (Petunia Dursley), her husband (Vernon Dursley), and Harry's cousin, (Dudley Dursley). Harry lived at the house for eleven years. Not long before Harrys 12th birthday, a letter addressed to him came, the wax seal upon it bearing the Hogwarts crest. However, Harry's uncle, made aware of the nature of the school by Petunia, refused to let him have it, sunsequently hiding or destroying every letter that came from the school. They went on the run, hising out at a hotel, but were forced to move on when a hundred letters arrived for Harry on the front desk. When the school finally realised that Harry was notreceiving the letters sent for him, Hagrid was sent to hand deliver the letter.

In the second book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, after Harry has a run in with Dobby and a hovering charm that causes a large cake of sugared violets to come crashing down upon Vernon's boss' wife, Harry is locked into his room, and bars are placed upon the windows. However, these prove ineffectual as Ron Weasley, and his twin brothers Fred Weasley and George Weasley turn up in a flying Ford Anglia, and help Harry to escape to The Burrow.

In the third book, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry does not remain at 4 Privet Drive for long, as after his Aunt Marge makes comments about his parents, in a foul mood, Harry causes her to inflate and float off. He then takes his belongings and runs away, catching the Knight Bus to get to Diagon Alley.

In the fourth book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry starts off in The Burrow.

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry is taken to 12 Grimmauld Place after he gets in trouble for dribing off Dementors in front of his muggle cousin, Dudley.

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, he waits in his bedroom for Professor Albus Dumbledore, who takes him to meet Horace Slughorn before going to the home of the Weasleys.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows starts with Harry having his aunt, uncle and cousin leave to protect them from Voldemort. They then use Polyjuice Potion to create a large amount of dopplegangers to confuse persuing Death Eaters as Harry is taken to The Burrow before embarking on his quest to destroy the Horcruxes.

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