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High Bidding Expected for Harry Potter Prequel Today

Posted by: sue
June 10, 2008, 11:09 AM

Today is the day the new prequel to the Harry Potter series is set for auction in London, England. Part of a charity auction, organizers are expecting bidding for the special 800 word prequel written by J.K. Rowling to be quite high. ITN reports that” Philip Errington, a specialist at Sotheby’s, which will run the auction in Piccadilly, London on Tuesday night, said 13 storycards will be sold without reserve prices.He said: “Given the enormous interest we have seen in recent times for autograph work by JK Rowling, the prospects for her storycard are good to say the least. There is just no telling how high the bidding might go.”

As posted earlier here on TLC, this new prequel is contained on a special note card that is part of a charity auction to benefit Dyslexia Action and English Pen. The content of the card will feature a story involving the Marauders aka James Potter and Sirius Black as well as a police officer, and according to Jo, is set 3 years before Harry was born. The last line of the card, small preview seen here in our galleries, reads “From the prequel I am not working on – but that was fun!” The card and all of it’s content will be placed online via this link to Waterstone’s tomorrow, and will also be part of a book that will be published August 7th containing all 13 of the cards, proceeds to benefit those same two charities.You can pre- order this book from Waterstones (who will ship internationally) via this link. We will have complete coverage of this auction and will update with more on the new Harry Potter prequel as soon as it becomes available.

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