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Ian Rankin Says JK Rowling "Writing Family Trees" and Working on Scottish Book

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: sue
September 04, 2009, 02:41 PM

Author Ian Rankin has given a new interview on BBC radio with Simon Mayo (download here) where he mentions his friend and neighbor in Scotland, J.K. Rowling. In the middle of this interview, Mr. Rankin notes that while he has not seen the Harry Potter author in some time, he said she "was working on her Harry Potter encyclopedia" and "drawing family trees for all the characters, going back generations." This of course is not a surprise as Jo has said many times in the past that she is working again on various projects, as highlighted last year when she confirmed she was writing again in cafes, and has often expressed her desire to create the definitive encyclopedia of the beloved Harry Potter world.

Please note, as exciting as this is, we stress that it is important to release Mr. Rankin did not say or imply the Scottish book was to be released any time soon, again just noting he had seen her working on the book aka "The Scottish Book" as she first referred to the name during the interview with PotterCast in December, 2007.

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175 Comments

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56 Points

this will be amazing…. for sure…. only the best…

Posted by margareth_6teengal on September 05, 2009, 05:25 AM report to moderator
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OMG ^^ yaaaay!

Posted by vintervarg on September 05, 2009, 05:57 AM report to moderator
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SQUEEEE, SQUEEEE, SQUEEEE
OMG!!! THIS IS SOOOOOO AWESOME!!!

This is the best news ever!!! I know I shouldn’t be getting this excited but it’s soooo hard not too. I hope the release date comes soon I mean what with the update from JKROWLING.COM it’s gotta come soon, right???!!!!…… XD XD XD

BEST NEWS EVER!!!!!!

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62 Points

finally some news of JK xX

Posted by french soup on September 05, 2009, 06:58 AM report to moderator
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FAMILY TREES!
And now I actually understand why it’s called The Scottish Book! YAY SHAKESPEARE!

Posted by Olivia [Phoenix] WBM! on September 05, 2009, 07:09 AM report to moderator
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exciting family trees :) !!!!

Posted by justanargle on September 05, 2009, 07:37 AM report to moderator
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OOOOOOOOOH! Family trees! Scottish book! Yay! I love JK

Posted by BewareoftheNargles {WBM} on September 05, 2009, 08:03 AM report to moderator
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654 Points

Everyone’s been waiting for JKR to write another book, even if it’s not HP related

Posted by mjkalldaway (ROAR) on September 05, 2009, 08:24 AM report to moderator
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1742 Points

goooooooooooooooooooood

Posted by wing on September 05, 2009, 08:27 AM report to moderator
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goooooooooooooooooooood

Posted by wing on September 05, 2009, 08:29 AM report to moderator
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goooooooooooooooooooood

Posted by wing on September 05, 2009, 08:29 AM report to moderator
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goooooooooooooooooooood

Posted by wing on September 05, 2009, 08:29 AM report to moderator
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good! i wonder when it’s gonna be released…i can’t wait to have a look at those family trees!

Posted by Astha on September 05, 2009, 08:31 AM report to moderator
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good! i wonder when it’s gonna be released…i can’t wait to have a look at those family trees!

Posted by Astha on September 05, 2009, 08:32 AM report to moderator
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good! i wonder when it’s gonna be released…i can’t wait to have a look at those family trees!

Posted by Astha on September 05, 2009, 08:34 AM report to moderator
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