When the Potters retire James is forced to stay with his aunt so he can complete his A-Levels. The only problem is that his aunt happens to live in the most boring place in all of England: Sowsworth.
“The way she babbled on about the place made it seem like some sort of promise land, but James knew full well that is was nothing of the sort. Sowsworth was a wasteland that comprised of seven shops, a pub, and the incredibly bored shadows of lonely people. It was not bloody Shangri-la.”