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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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That is great news I am exciting to read this, I hope is not to far away… Good luck Jo. We love you!!!!!

Posted by Picazo on September 07, 2009, 10:42 AM report to moderator
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I await scholastic’s owl about the publication

Posted by RaytheforgottenWeasley on September 07, 2009, 11:27 AM report to moderator
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This just made my day. Just to know she’s actually working on it is amazing!

Posted by Daniela [WBM] on September 07, 2009, 02:02 PM report to moderator
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YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if i was her i would be making like grand-kids, great grand-kids etc etc! but them i am a crazy HP fan!!!!

Posted by Beazy :) (Formerly: MidnightSun321 ) {!!ROAR!!} on September 07, 2009, 03:55 PM report to moderator
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That’s, exciting, though! Thank you, Jo! :)

Posted by Lunabelle7 on September 07, 2009, 06:49 PM report to moderator
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THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Zoom on September 07, 2009, 09:46 PM report to moderator
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SQUE.

Posted by friendofblob on September 07, 2009, 09:46 PM report to moderator
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Woo Hoo! The Scottish Book, The Scottish Book!

Posted by dcsbelle [WBM] OOM3, CW on September 09, 2009, 09:43 AM report to moderator
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scottish book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Rowling Stones on September 10, 2009, 12:38 AM report to moderator
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I can’t wait to see the Potter family tree! My sister actually made a Black family tree!! its on Wikipedia.org (not my sister)

Posted by LoveTomRiddle [ROAR] on January 03, 2010, 03:00 AM report to moderator
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