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Rowling book auctioned for almost £2 million

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Feature by Lizzie Guilfoyle

A BOOK by JK Rowling, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, has fetched a staggering £1,950,000 at auction at Sotheby’s.

One of only seven copies, the hand-written and illustrated book is mentioned in the final Potter novel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard was bought by London fine art dealers Hazlitt, Gooden and Fox. The other six copies were given to friends most closely connected to the Harry Potter books.

All proceeds from the sale will go to the Children’s Voice charity.