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Royal Mail launches literature stamps

9th March 2011

A new line of stamps has been launched by Royal Mail, celebrating some of the most beloved characters in English literature.

The eight stamps included in the new series were chosen by experts in British folklore and cultural history and feature characters from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books, Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels and the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.

Four first class stamps bear the likenesses of Discworld witch Nanny Ogg and failed sorcerer Rincewind, along with Harry Potter characters Albus Dumbledore and Lord Voldemort.

In addition, two 97p stamps will feature Aslan the lion from the Narnia series and Jadis the white witch.

Royal Mail revealed that the original concept was to 'determine the most appropriate characters from myth, legend and literature to populate this issue' but the experts soon realised that the most famous examples were found in books.

The Arthurian figures Merlin and Morgan le Fay complete the set, which goes on sale today.

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