Harry Potter Prequel Stolen

A handwritten Harry Potter short story, which J.K. Rowling auctioned off for charity in 2008, has been stolen. The story, about an encounter James Potter and Sirius Black have with muggle policemen, has never been published and take sup two sides of an A5 sized postcard. Several pieces of jewelry was also taken during the robbery in Birmingham.
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Potter to the Stage

J. K. Rowling has announced plans to produce a stage play based on her Harry Potter series. The play will focus on Harry’s life as an orphan growing up with the Dursley’s in the years before he was brought to Hogwarts. Rowling’s co-producers are Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, and although she says she’ll collaborate with the as yet unnamed author, she has said she will not be the play’s author.

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Rowling Plagiarism Case Dismissed

The courts dismissed a charge of plagiarism against J.K. Rowling by the estate of Adrian Jacobs after the estate failed to post a £1.5 million security bond. Jacobs’s executor, Paul Allen, first charged Rowling with plagiarizing Jacobs’s book The Adventures of Willy the Wizard in 2004. The court had ordered the estate to post a bond to cover 65% of the costs faced by Rowling and her publisher, Bloomsbury, in case the estate did not prevail. The estate’s inability to post the bond eventually ended the case.

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