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J.K. Rowling donates rare book to auction

27th October 2009

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has donated a signed copy of one of her bestselling books to a pub's charity auction.

Rowling has given the White Horse at Overstrand near Cromer a hardback first edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which is the seventh and final instalment in her series.

The novel, which is a hologrammed copy and has a certificate of authenticity, will be auctioned to raise funds for Cancer Research UK on November 14th.

White Horse landlord Darren Walsgrove told the Norfolk Eastern Daily Press that he emailed the author to ask for a donation but was surprised to discover the value of her gift.

'We got a simple email from her personal assistant saying "the book's in the post" and it turned up the next day. I just looked through and thought "that sounds important",' he said.

Mr Walsgrove explained that once he realised the book was a first edition he researched the value and found that a similar copy is priced at GBP 3,950 - dwarfing the pub's fundraising target of GBP 1,000 over the year.

Earlier this month, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency author Alexander McCall Smith auctioned the only copy of a new mystery story to raise money for the 500 Miles charity.

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