A hacker claims to have broken into Bloomsbury’s computers and has posted the end of the new Harry on line in order to “to make reading of the upcoming book useless and boring.” Oh. You make my job here too easy. In fact, I can’t even do it. I can’t possibly go there. It would be lowering myself.
Rowling is to take part in a marathon overnight autograph session in London to celebrate the publication of the final book.
The author will read from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at the Natural History Museum at midnight on 21 July.
She will then meet 1,700 fans and sign their copies of the book in a session that is expected to last until dawn.
The fans will be chosen in a ballot.
The luckiest fans will be drowned in a vat of chocolate and will be mounted, a chocolate statue frozen in a horrified death pose, on Rowling’s mantel. Easter bunnies will be arranged around this one lucky individual so it appears they are devouring him or her alive.