Not the end of Potter, says Rowling

  • 27 July 2007

JK Rowling has offered a glimmer of hope to Harry Potter fans downcast after the final boy wizard book was published last week, with plans to write more material. The Edinburgh-based author said a new encyclopedia would include more information about characters, including figures cut from the original adventure series. Rowling said she was planning to take a break after 17 years writing the seven books. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows became the fastest selling book in history, with more than 11 million copies flying off the shelves in the first 24 hours in the UK and US. The author discussed how she felt finishing the final book in an interview at Edinburgh Castle yesterday. Describing herself as “devastated”, she added:” It was this amazing cathartic moment, the end of 17 years’ work, and that was just hard to deal with for about a week. It brought back a lot of memories of what was going on in my life when I started writing.”

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