Monday, December 17, 2007

Bezos Buys Beedle the Bard

Eat your hearts out, Potter fans. This book is not for you.

A single handwritten copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard:
... bound in brown Moroccan leather and embellished with five hand-chased hallmarked sterling silver ornaments and mounted moonstones ...
was snapped up by at auction house Sotheby's last week ... for a cool £1.95m (US$3.9)! All proceeds though go to a charity called The Children's Voice which helps vulnerable children in Eastern Europe.

The six other copies of the book have been given to those most closely connected with the Harry Potter books during the past 17 years.

Rowling describes writing the book as a good way to say goodbye to Harry.

You can oggle the pictures and read a synopsis on the website and you can watch the BBC's report here:

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