Rowling writes and illustrates…The Tales of Beedle the Bard

“Amazon has purchased J.K. Rowling’s The Tales of Beedle the Bard at an auction held by Sotheby’s in London. The book of five wizarding fairy tales, referenced in the last book of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is one of only seven handmade copies in existence. The purchase price was £1,950,000…” [Click here for full story and pictures.]

Definitely check this story out when you have a moment; the book itself is unbelievably cool. It looks like a journal – if the journals you buy are bound in Moroccan leather and inlaid with moonstones – that includes illustrations by Rowling herself. And, I have to say, she’s pretty good.

In case you were wondering, The Tales of Beedle the Bard fetched $3,933,377.34 US.

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