Do you want to know what happened before Harry Potter was born? You can get some clue from this 800 word hand written story by bestselling author JK Rowling, which she describes as a prequel to the Harry Potter boy wizard books which was recently sold for £25,000 at a charity auction.
The story is set three years before Harry Potter is born and features the characters Sirius Black and Harry’s father James.
It opens with a youthful Sirius and James cornered by two irate policemen at the end of a high-speed motorcycle chase.
After an exchange of words with the policemen, the two teenagers make their escape using a touch of magic.
The card concludes with the words “From the prequel I am not working on – but that was fun!”, an apparent reference to continued speculation that Rowling is planning or has already begun an eighth Harry Potter adventure.
You can head over to waterstones to view the card which has JK story and handwritings on it. A bit surprise to see that JK was actually writing, with hand, instead of using some kind of computer software to type it.
When it was published nearly a year ago, the seventh Harry Potter instalment became the fastest-selling book ever.
Can this possibly mean that there will be an eighth edition of the book? Maybe, just maybe…