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Ian Rankin Says JK Rowling "Writing Family Trees" and Working on Scottish Book

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: sue
September 04, 2009, 02:41 PM

Author Ian Rankin has given a new interview on BBC radio with Simon Mayo (download here) where he mentions his friend and neighbor in Scotland, J.K. Rowling. In the middle of this interview, Mr. Rankin notes that while he has not seen the Harry Potter author in some time, he said she "was working on her Harry Potter encyclopedia" and "drawing family trees for all the characters, going back generations." This of course is not a surprise as Jo has said many times in the past that she is working again on various projects, as highlighted last year when she confirmed she was writing again in cafes, and has often expressed her desire to create the definitive encyclopedia of the beloved Harry Potter world.

Please note, as exciting as this is, we stress that it is important to release Mr. Rankin did not say or imply the Scottish book was to be released any time soon, again just noting he had seen her working on the book aka "The Scottish Book" as she first referred to the name during the interview with PotterCast in December, 2007.

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362 Points

BEST Day Ever I cant Wait To Get The Book It Is Going To Be Great

Posted by lexuslovesweasleys on September 05, 2009, 05:42 PM report to moderator
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YAY! The Scottish Book is going to be awesome! I’m glad she is taking her time on it, so that she makes sure it’s perfect!

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on September 05, 2009, 06:18 PM report to moderator
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Go ahead, Jo!

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Posted by Loveforluna on September 05, 2009, 07:26 PM report to moderator
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I’m gonna be doing some serious fangirly squee-ing when she completes the Scottish Book. Anyone with me? :)

Posted by aj_ellybean on September 05, 2009, 07:28 PM report to moderator
977 Points

CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!!! :):)

Posted by jasmineflower27 on September 05, 2009, 08:17 PM report to moderator
341 Points

Awesome indeed. I’m really looking forward to it’s publication.


Posted by OldMrToad on September 05, 2009, 08:41 PM report to moderator
1578 Points

<333 happiness :)

Posted by Snape's Half-Blood Princess on September 05, 2009, 08:52 PM report to moderator
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Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on September 05, 2009, 09:12 PM report to moderator
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Posted by AudreyLouiseLovegood on September 05, 2009, 09:30 PM report to moderator
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Posted by AudreyLouiseLovegood on September 05, 2009, 09:32 PM report to moderator
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Posted by AudreyLouiseLovegood on September 05, 2009, 09:32 PM report to moderator
1661 Points

I HOPE SO!!! I want that book!! Maybe it will be released by the time DH part two comes out!! fingers crossed

Posted by cghambright on September 05, 2009, 09:47 PM report to moderator
5297 Points

oh i hope it comes out soon!

Posted by ceweez on September 05, 2009, 10:16 PM report to moderator
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That would be hilarious, if she actually titled the book as “The Scottish Book”.

Posted by hufflepuffpride on September 05, 2009, 10:21 PM report to moderator
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