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Old 06-10-2008, 09:16 PM
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Post Potter prequel sells for £25,000 (UPDATED)

The Harry Potter prequel, written and donated to Waterstone's by J.K. Rowling that we told you about last month brought in £25,000 ($48,855 U.S.) at an auction in London today. The money raised from the 800-word storycard, which tells a tale about the early days of James Potter and Sirius Black, will be donated to two charities: English PEN and Dyslexia Action.


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Speaking at the auction, Rowling said: "I had great fun writing the card and I'm absolutely delighted it has raised £25,000 for such a worthy cause."
The buyer was Hira Digpal, president of a Tokyo-based investment-banking consulting company, Red-33 who had originally intended to bid £50,000. He intends to use the prequel for further charitable purposes.
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“Here I am, owning a piece of literary history,’’ said Digpal in a phone interview from Tokyo. “I think I got a bargain. Hopefully, we can raise much more than the sale.’
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Whoaaaah. But I wouldn't expect any less of a turn out from something from Jo. Who bought it?
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Wowza! That's a lot of money for just a prequel. I bet it's worth it though!
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I heard it will be available online soon to read... I'll be looking forward to that for sure
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Can anyone get a sneak peak on that story?

thats a fantastic donation to charity though
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That's quite a lot of money, alright!

Can't wait to read it myself
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That's awesome! Way to go, people that bought it! lol.
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Kind of thought that this was going to be the price... Another hit for J.K. Rowling.
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wicked, wish i could read it though! :]
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I wouldn't expected less for a work of JK!! THis is great after all is for good cause!!
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ok i nearly choked when i read the amount it went for....God, though, Sirius and James? i am dying to read it....they certainly are like real people arent they?
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I hope that it will eventually be sold in stores, although it will probably only be 10 pages or so.
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That's A LOT of $$$...
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Wow. Thats alot of money! I cant wait to read it, if we can read it, that is.
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wow!tht's a cool sum!!but not good enough for a charity cause..and for a hp prequel!!it's worth much more ppl!!
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i hope they sell copies of it
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I know lots of people have said this but WOW thats a lot of $$$ lol, of course it's something really rare! i wonder who bought it??
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are they ever gonna tell us who bought it? plus, seems like 25,000 sterling is low for a really rare story n one which aint anyone gonna ever see...
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Whoaaaah. But I wouldn't expect any less of a turn out from something from Jo. Who bought it?
The buyer was an absentee bidder.

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which aint anyone gonna ever see...
It's online and will be in a book available to buy from August.
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that is a looooooooooooot of money!!!!
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