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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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Posted by  HeartbreakDX  on September 04, 2009, 06:27 PM report to moderator
139 Points

OH finally! I don’t think I can wait much longer! Thanks Jo!!!

Posted by Wit_Beyond_Measure on September 04, 2009, 06:29 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

The more Jo writes, the happier I get…

Posted by Won_Two on September 04, 2009, 06:34 PM report to moderator
427 Points

I feel like he is always talking about her.

Not that I’m complaining. I LOVE JKR news!

Posted by Olivia on September 04, 2009, 06:46 PM report to moderator
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That will be so cool to see! :o) Who can’t say they arn’t SUPER excited?!?!

Posted by johndeeregirl12 on September 04, 2009, 06:47 PM report to moderator
660 Points

I am anxious to read ANYTHING new that she has written!

Posted by Noble Birth Descending on September 04, 2009, 06:50 PM report to moderator
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Posted by GinnyPotter:) on September 04, 2009, 06:56 PM report to moderator
879 Points

OH MY FREAKIN’ MERLIN/GOD (LOL even though i’m a non-believer)! THIS IS THE BEST NEWS EVER! It has made my day……………….. can not wait for it of course, and the family trees are AWESOME, count on JKR to be extra-through!

Posted by Ascendancy on September 04, 2009, 07:01 PM report to moderator
7475 Points

wow this book is going to be amazing

Posted by Luce-Lupin !~ROAR~! on September 04, 2009, 07:17 PM report to moderator
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So Amazing!!!

590 Points

This would be great…if it would be true. I guess we’ll know when we know. But at least it gives us something to hope for!

Posted by vespasian68967 on September 04, 2009, 07:36 PM report to moderator
202 Points

As exciting as this is, I CAN wait quite a while for this book. I think the longer Jo takes to write this, the more info it will contain. Plus, I am worried that she will not do anything else potter after the Scottish Book. I want to extend the excitement!

Posted by HPHealer on September 04, 2009, 07:37 PM report to moderator
892 Points

Aww Awesome. That totally rocks

Posted by Kara000 ~ROAR~ on September 04, 2009, 07:39 PM report to moderator
3908 Points

Even if it isn’t confirmed, this makes me so SQUEEFUL!!!

Posted by Imperiused! on September 04, 2009, 07:41 PM report to moderator
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