News in Pictures – 20 April 2021

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A picture of a broomstick has a cross through it to remind parents 'first years are not allowed their own'.


A unique miniature Harry Potter book created by JK Rowling has emerged for sale for £125,000.

The author hand-wrote and illustrated the 31 page green leather bound manuscript measuring just 1.5ins by 2.5ins for a charity auction in 2004.

It contains the passage on pages 52-53 of Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone where Harry and Hagrid go to London to buy school supplies for Hogwarts.

Rowling has done original drawings of equipment including quills, scales, a cauldron and a wizard's hat.
A unique miniature version of Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone has emerged for sale for a whopping £125,000 - 20 Apr 2021
Mandatory Credit: Photo by PeterHarrington/Bournemouth News/Shutterstock (11867182d) A picture of a broomstick has a cross through it to remind parents 'first years are not allowed their own'. A unique miniature Harry Potter book created by JK Rowling has emerged for sale for £125,000. The author hand-wrote and illustrated the 31 page green leather bound manuscript measuring just 1.5ins by 2.5ins for a charity auction in 2004. It contains the passage on pages 52-53 of Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone where Harry and Hagrid go to London to buy school supplies for Hogwarts. Rowling has done original drawings of equipment including quills, scales, a cauldron and a wizard's hat. A unique miniature version of Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone has emerged for sale for a whopping £125,000 - 20 Apr 2021