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HARRY POTTER 5!` - Keeper of the Cages
Ok so I know everyone has been hyperventilating adn posting about it so I thought I'd add my bit with a copy of an e-mail I got from Bloomsbury books (the publishers of our dear Harry books!) Anyway there are quotes and everything so I have to post it!


We are delighted to tell you that we are now able to announce the
publication date of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK
Rowling. The book will be published on 21st June, 2003 and will be 768
pages long.

In making the joint announcement, Nigel Newton, Chief Executive of
Bloomsbury Publishing in Britain and Barbara Marcus, President of
Scholastic Children’s Books in the United States said, 'We are thrilled to
announce the publication date. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
is absolutely superb and will delight all J K Rowling’s fans. She has
written a brilliant and utterly compelling new adventure, which begins
with the words:

“The hottest day of the summer so far was drawing to a close and a drowsy
silence lay over the large, square houses of Privet Drive … The only
person left outside was a teenage boy who was lying flat on his back in a
flowerbed outside number four.”

Later in the novel, J K Rowling writes:

“Dumbledore lowered his hands and surveyed Harry through his half-moon

‘It is time,’ he said, ‘for me to tell you what I should have told you
five years ago, Harry.

Please sit down. I am going to tell you everything.’ ” '

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is over 255,000 words compared
to over 191,000 words in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The new
book is 38 chapters long, one more than Harry Potter and the Goblet of

To read the announcement in full click here:

To reserve a copy of the book now click here:
The price will be £16.99."

So yeah there you go! I'm off to preorder adn wonder how I can make June 21st now!

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