Monday, December 09, 2002
The plot of J K Rowling's latest Harry Potter book has been kept heavily under wraps, until now...
A 93 word handwritten 'teaser' by the author will be auctioned at Sotheby's on 12 December with all proceeds going to Book Aid International.
The card gives an insight into the plot of the next Harry Potter book - 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' and has a reserve price of £5,000-£6,000. This glimpse into the future of the young magician includes the words: "Ron... broom... sacked... house-elf... new... teacher... dies... sorry"
Book Aid International's director, Sara Harrity, commented, "We are absolutely delighted by the news - it's a wonderful Christmas present for readers in some of the world's poorest countries. The auction proceeds will allow us to provide around 5,000 books for children and adults around the world."
Posted 1:30 am by Matt Prescott