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Harry Potter completes 20 years: 6 unknown facts about JK Rowling and her magical book

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 26 June 2017, 15:54 IST

It's been 20 years to the day when the first edition of Harry Potter was released, but it seems as if it was just yesterday when we were reading and talking about the different spells and magic of Harry Potter.

Since the release of its first edition, the book has received immense popularity not just among the kids but adults too.

Here are some facts about J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter you might not know:

1- Only 500 copies of the Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone were published in its first release.

2- The release of the first Harry Potter book passed unnoticed because people were more interested in the election news of Irish Republic.

3- J.K. Rowling took an exceptional risk to have her fictional character grown up at the exact rate as her reader. Every book was set with one-year school gap and with each book the more adult theme was added in the book.

4- In United States, copies of Harry Potter were burned by fundamentalist Christians who thought Harry Potter is evil and he is attracting Kids towards witchcraft.

5- Back room of Elephant House in Edinburgh, a place where Rowling wrote her book, is now a famous tourist spot and you might struggle to find a place to sit let alone write a book.

6- After the Harry Potter became hit, the madness to get the new edition was so high that even translator did not get the copies of the book until the original copies of the book reach every shop.

First published: 26 June 2017, 15:54 IST
 
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