For the Harry Potter fans, the trailer (of higher video quality) for the upcoming movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was released a couple of days back. I haven’t watched any of the movies except for the first one. And my wife is not a big fan of the movie interpretation of the Harry Potter series although she has finished reading all the seven books.
And in other Harry Potter news, JK Rowling has decided to publish a collection of fairytales to help raise money for a UK children’s charity, the Children’s High Level Group (CHLG).
The Tales of Beedle the Bard was mentioned in the final book of the Harry Potter series, The Deathly Hallows. Rowling had no intentions to publish the book initially and had personally written and illustrated only seven copies of the book. Six of those were given to friends and one was sold to Amazon at an auction last year for £1.95m.
There will be three editions of the book. Two are by regular publishers, Scholastic and Bloomsbury. And the third edition will be produced by Amazon, which aims to replicate the look and feel of the original tales. There will only be 100,000 copies of the Collector’s Edition.