J.K. Rowling Hosts Party Before Auction of “Tales of Beedle the Bard”

Dec 11, 2007

Posted by: SueTLC


Author J.K. Rowling hosted a party tonight in honor of the upcoming Sotheby’s auction of the “Tales of Beedle the Bard” book. Metro reports that Jo gave a reading of fairy tales mentioned in the final Harry Potter novel before they are auctioned to raise money for a children’s charity. You can see photos of JKR at this event, here via Getty, and Rex Features.

As reported previously, Sotheby’s will be auctioning off a special hand-written book by J.K. Rowling called “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” which were mentioned in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” All proceeds from this auction will benefit The Children’s Voice charity. The book is one of seven that Jo created, with the other six going as gifts to special friends of the author. The book is currently on display in London, England before it goes up for auction this Thursday. You can see additional photos of this unique book here in our galleries, and read Melissa’s special preview of the book, here.

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