London, Nov. 20 (Reuters): With Harry Potter weaving his magic worldwide at the movies, author JK Rowling has offered a tantalising glimpse into the next instalment of her wizard saga.
But you will have to pay up to £6,000 for a clue to what might happen in the eagerly awaited Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix.
The author of the world’s most popular children’s books has provided a teaser — 93 random words on a card that is up for auction next month at Sotheby’s in London. The sale is for Book Aid International, which provides books for developing countries.
Sotheby’s today offered a short sample of what the lucky winner will get on the autographed Rowling card.
“Thirty-eight chapters ... might change ... longest volume ... Ron ... broom ... sacked ... house-elf ... new teacher ... dies ... sorry,” Rowling writes in a literary trailer certain to spark a fever of anticipation among her devoted readers.
Fervent Potter fans will have to wait until the December 12 auction to bid for the rest of the plot outline.
Philip Errington, children's book expert at Sotheby’s, told Reuters: “It is a very exciting item and this type of thing does not come up very often.”