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Thanks, Victoria, for the blurb

Posted by: Leaky
August 30, 2002, 12:01 PM

Thanks, Victoria, for the blurb from tomorrow's Guardian:
Harry Potter author JK Rowling has become embroiled in a row with her neighbours over plans to increase security at her house. The acclaimed writer wants Edinburgh City Council to give her permission to increase the height of the walls surrounding her £500,000Continued...

Thanks to everyone who sent

Posted by: Leaky
August 30, 2002, 11:59 AM

Thanks to everyone who sent us this link to a BBC article which says "reports that actor Richard Harris may be too unwell to take part in the next Harry Potter film are 'absolute rubbish'."

"It’s official. The Potter phenomenon refuses to end. After the books, the film and the clothes andContinued...

Whoa! Thanks readers for telling

Posted by: Melissa
August 30, 2002, 07:54 AM

Whoa! Thanks readers for telling us: Go to Harry Potter IRC for (albeit very blurry) pics from the second trailer!

"Chinese writers of children's books

Posted by: Leaky
August 29, 2002, 11:39 AM

"Chinese writers of children's books which many children find boring and unattractive, should learn from the British writer J.K. Rowling and her best seller Harry Potter in order to win back readers, many writers and experts say ..." (From the People's Daily.)

Coming Soon is carrying a reportContinued...

FRANTIC E-MAILERS: You can't see

Posted by: Melissa
August 28, 2002, 03:37 PM

FRANTIC E-MAILERS: You can't see the Lucius pic because I spelled his name incorrectly on the JPG. Sorry. That link should work. :-)

Thankyou thankyou thankyou Michael, who

Posted by: Melissa
August 28, 2002, 02:37 PM

Thankyou thankyou thankyou Michael, who sent us this first look at Jason Isaacs as Lucius, from a magazine called Total Film. Love the snake-themed walking stick.

I realize the COS Pics page desperately needs updating. Soon, soon.

"The News of the World

Posted by: Leaky
August 28, 2002, 12:09 PM

"The News of the World has hit back at one of its former journalists after he spoke publicly for the first time about his claim that editor Rebekah Wade ordered him to dress up as Harry Potter on September 11 ..." (From the MediaGuardian.) The original article from The Independent can be found here.

Website Action-Figure.comContinued...

From Publisher's Weekly: "Although sales

Posted by: Leaky
August 28, 2002, 12:18 AM

From Publisher's Weekly: "Although sales of Harry Potter product hit $80 million in the fiscal year ended May 31, that was $120 million less than the revenues the boy wizard generated in fiscal 2001 and as a result sales in Scholastic's trade unit fell 33% to $215 million in fiscal 2002. The declineContinued...

Reader Andy sends us this

Posted by: Leaky
August 26, 2002, 12:23 PM

Reader Andy sends us this link to an article from The Scotsman on how celebrity television presenters and authors are being drafted in to raise money to help popularise science among youngsters in Scotland. Among the possible presenters, JK Rowling and Robbie Coltrane.

Medea, starring Fiona Shaw, opens in Berkeley (California)Continued...

Thanks to the readers who

Posted by: Mischa
August 26, 2002, 12:15 AM

Thanks to the readers who sent in this link to pictures of an ice sculpture of Hogwarts. It's a wonderful model of the castle as depicted in the movie by artist Jonathan Lloyd. Pictures courtesy of Rex Features.

The lurvely reader Michelle Ravel

Posted by: Melissa
August 25, 2002, 12:09 PM

The lurvely reader Michelle Ravel sent this to us, and I hadn't found it until now - thanks Michelle, sorry it took me so long:

Mary Walsh, a popular Canadian comedienne, has begun to do a show called "Open Book" in which she discusses a certain novel with a panel of other Canadians. The show runsContinued...

My Yahoo! News alert tells

Posted by: Leaky
August 24, 2002, 03:04 AM

My Yahoo! News alert tells me that today is Rupert Grint's 14th birthday!

Again, it's nothing we haven't

Posted by: Leaky
August 23, 2002, 10:01 PM

Again, it's nothing we haven't heard before, but a Reuters article on bookseller Barnes and Noble states that the company's fourth-quarter outlook had ... "previously assumed a new Harry Potter at Christmas, which is not going to happen now."

From InternetNews.com comes this article on Warner Bros'Continued...

The Seattle Times is carrying

Posted by: Leaky
August 23, 2002, 12:24 PM

The Seattle Times is carrying an article entitled "Rumors percolate over future Potter plots" wherein they summarise the possible storylines for books five, six, and seven:

When there's little reliable information available, where do you turn? The Internet, of course. Some of the multitudes of Harry PotterContinued...

Some of you have

Posted by: Leaky
August 23, 2002, 09:50 AM

Some of you have probably heard about the Harry Potter Symposium, which is being planned for July 17-20, 2003 at the Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, Florida - for others of you, this is something new. Yahoogroups and sites like Harry Potter for Grownups - with help from FictionAlley and a nice donation of announcementContinued...

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