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The Tales of Beedle The Bard by JK Rowling

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Those who know me, know that I am a big Harry Potter fan. Despite this, there have been two occasions when I have been really annoyed with JK Rowling.

1) When she wrote The Tales of Beedle the Bard and wasn’t going to release it to the Potter fans like me

2) When she donated £1 million to the Labour party.

Regarding number 1) all is forgiven ;0).

As for number 2……well if she wants to help keep a bunch of muppets running the country who are are slowly taking away people’s civil liberties and reducing everyone to the lowest common denominator, well she’ll have to live with that! Personally, I think she’s crazy!

 Anyway, politics aside, The Tales of Beedle the Bard was warmly welcomed by me. The book contains 5 different fairy tales, one of which is already in the final and 7th Harry Potter Book. The fairy tales are written for the magical world, rather than muggles (non-magical people) and are great stories in themselves.

However, the really great thing about the book is that JKR has written after each Fairy Tale a commentry by Dumbledore. This is what makes the book really special and are very funny and endearing.

So, overall, this will please Potter fans just like me. Those who haven’t read the Potter books will like the Fairy Tales but the commentry bit may be confusing.

Also, if you haven’t read the 7th and final Potter book, I’d leave reading this until after. It may give some of the story away….kinda.

Rating 10/10

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