J.K. Rowling Appeals to Fans as ‘Harry Potter’ Prequel Stolen
J.K. Rowling has appealed to her fans to help find a stolen Harry Potter prequel. The 51-year-old author penned the 800 word story to raise money for British writers’ association English Pen. It sold for $32,100 at Sotheby’s auction house in London in 2008.
The short story and jewelry were stolen from a house in Kings Heath, a suburb of Birmingham, England in a burglary last month. West Midlands Police officers have appealed to Harry Potter fans to help them to find the unique handwritten story. “We are asking #HarryPotter fans to help share our appeal after a rare Harry Potter prequel by @jk_rowling was stolen,” officers wrote on Twitter. “The story, penned personally by @jk_rowling over 2 sides of an A5 postcard is extremely valuable & stolen during a burglary in #KingsHeath.” J.K. Rowling joined the appeal, quoting the police force’s tweet and adding, “PLEASE DON’T BUY THIS IF YOU’RE OFFERED IT.”