Date: 4th December 2008

Fairytale launch for Rowling book

Harry Potter author JK Rowling is to read from her newly-released book of fairytales to about 200 schoolchildren.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard were first mentioned in her last book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Rowling will read from one of the seven original hand-written copies of the book at a tea party at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh.

Profits from the tales will be donated to the Children's High Level Group, a charity co-founded by the author.

The National Library of Scotland has borrowed an original copy of the tales from Barry Cunningham, JK Rowling's first editor.

Source: Press Release