I am confused. JK Rowling has written “The Beetle and The Bard” – the book of fairy tales including “The Tale of the Three Brothers” and, incredibly enough, “Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump”! But what i don’t get … they’re not going to be published?? There are just seven copies, apparently, hand-written, and all but one have already been promised to specific people. The seventh is going up for auction. (I think JKR is becoming a bit obsessive-compulsive with the number 7 now!)
Will the rest of us get to read these tales? I’d love to!
I also hear that Ms Rowling “might consider” writing a prequel to the Harry Potter series – personally i’d love to hear the whole story of Dumbledore and Grindelwald.
Regarding fan fiction, i’d like to recommend fics_by_flower, an incredibly talented author who mostly writes delicious slash (including Trio slash, mmmm!) and recently has posted two lovely ‘filler’ stories that fill in some gaps in Deathly Hallows. It is the kind of information that you never realised you really wanted to know! These stories are very touching.