Resist, Harry Potter fans!
We know it would be difficult to pass up a handwritten manuscript by J.K. Rowling herself, but that’s exactly what she’s urging fans to do!
The author tweeted a plea on Friday asking fans NOT to buy a stolen 800-word prequel story to Harry Potter that she wrote for a charity auction back in 2008. (It sold for 25K pounds, or about $49K, btw!)
Why? It’s hot. And we don’t mean it got breathed on by a Hungarian Horntail. JK tweeted about the stolen manuscript:
PLEASE DON’T BUY THIS IF YOU’RE OFFERED IT. Originally auctioned for @englishpen, the owner supported writers’ freedoms by bidding for it. https://t.co/ljEQyyj9yY
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 12, 2017
West Midlands Police said the story was stolen sometime between April 13 and 24, along with some jewelry during a burglary in Birmingham, central England.
Investigating officer Paul Jauncey also urged fans to immediately contact police if they see it for sale anywhere.├óΓé¼ΓÇ╣
The story is set three years before Harry is born, and details the time Harry’s father James Potter and godfather Sirius Black got into trouble with a policeman before using magic to escape.
Whoever has it better not ruin it! It’s kind of a big deal.
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