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Rowling to write eighth Harry Potter book?

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Last updated on: July 10, 2007 13:16 IST

For Harry Potter fans, this one's as tantalising a teaser as Albus Dumbledore smiling when he learns that Lord Voldemort has used Harry's blood to regain his body.

Author J K Rowling has said 'never say never' in response to a global campaign launched by fans to 'Save Harry.'

'It's not saying that she definitely is [going to write another book] and it's not saying that she definitely isn't. I cannot comment further,' a spokesman for the author was quoted as saying in newspaper reports, including in London's Telegraph.

The Magic of Harry Potter

All over blogs, discussion groups and fan sites, debate has been raging on whether Harry Potter will die in the seventh -- and what was mentioned by Rowling as the final -- Harry Potter book, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, which will be published on July 21.

Popular theories trying to second-guess Rowling include Harry being a Horcrux (magical pieces of an evil wizard's soul) himself, and the two characters who will die being Hagrid and Hermione. But then, Rowling has been rather good at second-guessing second-guessers so far.

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The Save Harry campaign has been launched by booksellers Waterstone's who are arguing that there is a literary precedent -- the case of Sherlock Holmes.

Previously, Rowling has said that the Harry Potter story will end with book 7 (Deathly Hallows) and that she might write a spin-off book like explaining magical spells and creatures mentioned in the Potter books.

But to BBC in a recent interview, she also said, 'Never say never.'

rediff Entertainment Bureau
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