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J.K.R Updates Site with Book Seven News; Still Deciding Between Titles

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: sue
September 13, 2006, 09:40 AM

Book Seven News today everyone, from our favorite author. Jo updated her site with news that not only is she still busy writing, she is still deciding between two titles of the last Harry Potter book. Quotage:

Now that I'm back from New York, the only real news is that I'm continuing to work hard on the book. I've done quite a lot, and I'm really enjoying it, though every now and then I look up and realise that it's THE LAST ONE. You might think I'd have got used to that idea during the sixteen years I've been planning seven books, but it still keeps hitting me... no more Harry after this... and then I bury myself in book seven again and tell myself I've still got plenty to write.

The heightened security restrictions on the airlines in August made the journey back from New York interesting, as I refused to be parted from the manuscript of book seven (a large part of it is handwritten, and there was no copy of anything I had done while in the US). They let me take it on, thankfully, bound up in elastic bands. I don't know what I would have done if they hadn't; sailed home, probably.

I am currently trying to decide between two possible titles. I was quite happy with one of them until the other one struck me while I was taking a shower in New York. They would both be appropriate, so I think I'll have to wait until I'm further into the book to decide which one works best.

Also, Jo has updated her Diary, which leads directly to the update in the Extra Stuff section about a "NAQ" or "Never Asked Question" regarding the Invisibility Cloak, which is all very interesting to say the least...

Mini-update: AHEM, Jo, the invisibility cloak question was on the massive list of Q's Melissa and Emerson never got to in July, 2005; clearly, we should have gone three hours! ;)

Update #2: As this is posed perfectly in Canon Conundrums question format (Why did Dumbledore have the cloak?), this question will be the topic of discussion on this week's PotterCast; if you have a theory, please leave us a voicemail at Skype name PotterCast or 702.42.LEAKY to get your thoughts played on the show!

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