Thursday, May 29, 2008

Harry Potter saga prequel

JK Rowling has written a prequel to the HP saga for charity. I am sad that it is only 800 words. She could write a book. At least I wish she would!

A year after the seventh and final Potter book was published, Rowling has conjured up a new story to be auctioned for charity next month. It is sure to provoke a bidding frenzy – her last Potter-related tome written for charity, an illustrated book of fairytales called The Tales of Beedle the Bard, fetched almost £2 million in December last year.

Rowling was one of 13 authors invited by Waterstone's, the bookseller, to fill an A5 storycard that will be auctioned off on June 10 in aid of two charities, Dyslexia Action and English Pen. All were told they could fill the card in whatever way they wished. To the organisers' amazement, Rowling, 42, supplied the 800-word, hand-written prequel. (Telegraph)

More details here: Reuters

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