BOOK NEWS: The Tales of Beedle the Bard

BeedlesLast December Amazon bid £1.95 million ($4 million) for one of seven copies of the fairy tales first mentioned in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows when Hermione is given a copy to help defeat Lord Voldemort. JK Rowling wrote seven copies but only one went on sale. Now Amazon is to produce 100,000 collector's edition copies (at £50 a copy) and a much cheaper standard edition. As J.K Rowling explains,

There was understandable disappointment among Harry Potter fans when only one copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard was offered to the public last December. I am therefore delighted to announce that, thanks to the generous support of Bloomsbury, Scholastic and Amazon - and with the blessing of the wonderful people who own the other six original books - The Tales of Beedle the Bard will now be widely available to all Harry Potter fans." [via BBC]

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