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The Trouble With Harry

by | 22nd, December 2004

‘SUCH is this Government’s populist credentials that David Blunkett’s team are right now asking themselves what Harry Potter would have done in the situation their former boss now finds himself.

David Blunkett

But perhaps the roles should be reversed and the boy wizard should wonder what it is like being the ex-Home Secretary embroiled in a visa-for-kids scandal.

And don’t scoff – it might have been a Potter plot line had the boy wizard’s creator, JK Rowling, not come up with a new wheeze for her sixth book on the nerdy little so-and-so.

Time was pressing – the Christmas Day deadline was drawing ever nearer. Rowling reached for her pen…

And the joyous news in the Times is that Rowling has produced her manuscript a week early, so causing a “palpable” sigh of “relief” in the book trade.

Harry Potter And The Adult Literacy Class will go on sale this coming June with much fanfare and the news that it is to be the penultimate volume.

The contents of the book are known only to the author, but she has apparently placed a small extract from it on her official website.

And it gives us no little pleasure to now bring it to you: “He looked rather like an old lion. There were streaks of grey in his tawny hair and his bushy eyebrows; he was a good man, a true man, a man who dared to love.

To the world at large he was David – but he had once been Harry…”’

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