An 800 word prequel to the Harry Potter series, sold at a charity auction in 2008, was stolen from the home of the winning bidder this past April. The prequel us hand written and sold for 32,000 dollars in an auction to benefit dyslexia. Author J.K. Rowling has released a statement urging her large fan base to be on the lookout for the stolen work and not to buy it If it is offered as it was meant to raise money for charity and not profit.
- One, or more, thieves stole valuable items from a Birmingham property, last April.
- Apart from jewelry, a never-released, one-of-a-kind piece of writing was also stolen.
- The writing, a J.K. Rowling original, transcribed on a postcard, details a prequel to the Harry Potter series,
“PLEASE DON’T BUY THIS IF YOU’RE OFFERED IT, Rowling tweeted Friday.”