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Ian Rankin Says JK Rowling "Writing Family Trees" and Working on Scottish Book

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: sue
September 04, 2009, 02:41 PM

Author Ian Rankin has given a new interview on BBC radio with Simon Mayo (download here) where he mentions his friend and neighbor in Scotland, J.K. Rowling. In the middle of this interview, Mr. Rankin notes that while he has not seen the Harry Potter author in some time, he said she "was working on her Harry Potter encyclopedia" and "drawing family trees for all the characters, going back generations." This of course is not a surprise as Jo has said many times in the past that she is working again on various projects, as highlighted last year when she confirmed she was writing again in cafes, and has often expressed her desire to create the definitive encyclopedia of the beloved Harry Potter world.

Please note, as exciting as this is, we stress that it is important to release Mr. Rankin did not say or imply the Scottish book was to be released any time soon, again just noting he had seen her working on the book aka "The Scottish Book" as she first referred to the name during the interview with PotterCast in December, 2007.

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175 Comments

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happy happy day. i can’t wait, it would be so funny if it was called the “The Scottish Book” I am soooooooooo excited but if it takes her ten years i will wait.

Posted by thundermountain7*Roar* on September 04, 2009, 04:28 PM report to moderator
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happy happy day. i can’t wait, it would be so funny if it was called the “The Scottish Book” I am soooooooooo excited but if it takes her ten years i will wait.

Posted by thundermountain7*Roar* on September 04, 2009, 04:28 PM report to moderator
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yayy

Posted by chrisbDTM {ROÅR!} on September 04, 2009, 04:29 PM report to moderator
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“The Scottish Book” sound like “The Scottish Play” aka Macbeth wounder if there is a connection? cant wait for the encyclopaedia!

Posted by Selgy Gaunt on September 04, 2009, 04:34 PM report to moderator
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594 Points

OMG squeeeeeeeeeeeee! :)

Posted by MischiefManaged on September 04, 2009, 04:37 PM report to moderator
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YAY!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Parkinsonpansy on September 04, 2009, 04:42 PM report to moderator
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OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK! ANYWAY breathe ok woooooooooooooo EEEEEEEEE sooo awesome! happy day!

Posted by Peace.Love.Potter ♥ on September 04, 2009, 04:49 PM report to moderator
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I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on September 04, 2009, 05:00 PM report to moderator
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OMG OMG!
That’s all I have to say! :D

Posted by Christine on September 04, 2009, 05:15 PM report to moderator
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Yay! Can’t wait.

Posted by Hufflepuffler on September 04, 2009, 05:17 PM report to moderator
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Glad to hear that Jo is writing again. She can take as long as she likes to compile the Scottish Book, she deserves it. XD

Posted by moony_lupin on September 04, 2009, 05:18 PM report to moderator
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Can’t wait!!! I hope there will be midnight release parties, cause I want to go. This will definitely be book on my shelf!!! :)

Posted by Petra on September 04, 2009, 05:29 PM report to moderator
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I can’t wait for the Scottish book!

Posted by lunalovegood97 on September 04, 2009, 05:57 PM report to moderator
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Harry Potter and the Scottish Book! WOO HOO!

Posted by eaglephot on September 04, 2009, 06:08 PM report to moderator
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I want this to come out so bad!

Posted by BeAchL0veEr05 ☼ on September 04, 2009, 06:25 PM report to moderator
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