EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 15:  Harry Potter author JK Rowling arrives at Edinburgh Castle where she will read passages from the sixth magical children's title "Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince", on July 15, 2005 in Edinburgh, Scotland. 70 junior reporters from around the world, aged between eight and 16, make up the audience, and get to meet and ask questions of the author ahead of the midnight release of the new volume.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
How J.K. Rowling's fear led her to charity
22:06 - Source: CNN

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Two decades ago, J.K. Rowling conjured up Harry Potter, an orphaned young wizard with a lightning-shaped scar.

His adventures would cast a spell over the world, enchanting children in scores of languages and selling millions of copies.

In an interview with CNN, Rowling revealed that she has written yet another fairy tale – but this one may never be published.

Rowling, who famously wrote her first novel longhand in Edinburgh cafés, says that she scrawled the secret manuscript across her 50th birthday party dress. In a disclosure that will shock many die-hard Harry Potter fans, the “book” now hangs in her closet.

Rowling dropped the bombshell at the end of an interview about her children’s charity Lumos, in which she discussed her worst fears and why she is determined to put an end to orphanages.

Rowling on her ‘lost manuscript’

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