Sunday, November 04, 2007


Hot on the heels of completing the last Harry Potter novel, JK Rowling has penned a book of fairytales, a spin off from the Harry Potter movies. Unlike the Harry Potter series, these books will not be on general release. JK Rowling has personally handwritten and illustrated only seven copies of "The Tales of Beedle and the Bard". Each book is bound in Morrocan leather and mounted with semi precious stones.

One book, a special edition, mounted with moonstones and silver ornaments will be auctioned at Sothebys to raise money for a children's charity which campaigns for children's rights across Europe, particularly Eastern Europe, where many children are in institutions. The book is expected to raise between £30,000 and £50,000. The remaining six books will be given away to people closely connected with the Harry Potter books. I personally think it's wonderful that JK Rowling is using her talent and good fortune to help children in need. It's people like her that make this world a better place.


Sheila said...

What a wonderful idea! This will be a great fundraiser and the recipient will have a real treasure as well.

Naomi said...

Yes I agree Sheila. This is a great idea and will help a lot of unfortunate children as well.

Jackie said...

Great way to raise funds but hopefully she rethinks and publishes the book in paperback for us.

Can't wait to see what her new book will be about.

Naomi said...

I hope JK makes the book available to the public too Jackie. I'd love to read it.