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Postby Hobbituk » Thu Mar 15, 2001 8:24 am

I was just curious to know whether her two new books,<BR><BR>'Magical Beasts and where to find them'<BR><BR>and 'quidditch through the ages'<BR><BR>are being sold in other countries?
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Postby Durin VIII » Thu Mar 15, 2001 9:14 am

Yep, they were released on the same day here in America. The proceeds from American sales are also going to the British Comic Relief.<BR><BR>There is no way her American publishers are going to let anything by her not be released at the same time in America any more.<BR>
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Postby Hobbituk » Thu Mar 15, 2001 9:43 am

no i suppose not!!!!!<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR>thanx for your help<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Elbren » Fri Mar 16, 2001 8:14 am

And APPLAUSE APPLAUSE to Ms Rowlings for her contributions and wonderful writings!! I was SO glad to see her doing this for the charities!
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Postby Treagol » Fri Mar 16, 2001 8:41 am

Yes, I bought both of them a few days ago but I haven't started reading them yet.<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Hobbituk » Sat Mar 17, 2001 8:49 am

theyve already made an awful lot of money from them for the charity<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby HaplothePatryn » Sun Mar 18, 2001 10:19 am

Little sis is a fanatic and i have to get them for her.
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Postby galfromlorien » Sun Mar 18, 2001 7:00 pm

Is it going to be released in Asia as well?Oh,and I was wandering what these books are about exactly.
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Postby Hobbituk » Mon Mar 19, 2001 5:04 am

they are both books that actually appear in the harry potter books.<BR>one tells you the history of the game quidditch,<BR>and the other tells you all you need to know about all the magical creatures including ten types of dragon.
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Postby Xatia » Wed Mar 21, 2001 5:45 am

LOL! I read "Magical creatures" this morning - it's got a few note in the margin by Harry + Ron - but no-where near as many as any real student would fill their books with (or perhaps that's just me, compulsive doodler/quoter) <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby spd » Thu Mar 22, 2001 11:24 pm

I bought 'em both yesterday (in the U.S.) and they're both hillarious. Both are rife with the same droll, Monty python-esque humor that characterizes her other books. I especially love the aformentioned doodling by Harry and Ron (sample: "stinkbombs rule!"). The introductions by Albus Dumbledore are alone worth the purchase price.
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Postby anya_Skywalker » Sun Apr 01, 2001 10:57 am

I hope I can get them in here (Portugal). Does anyone know if there are plans for them to be sold outside the UK and the US?
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Postby lotesse » Sun Apr 01, 2001 1:17 pm

spd, it's "Dungbombs rule"!<BR>See I already have 'em memorized <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <BR>Namarie, Lotesse<BR>
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Postby Hobbituk » Sun Apr 01, 2001 3:30 pm

well i got them the other day. The tongue-in-cheek margin notes about Hagrid are very funny<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Arithon » Mon Apr 02, 2001 6:50 am

I envy all of you who have the books. They are not available in India for certain though I dont know about the rest of Asia. I guess I'll just have to wait for a month or so more till I get them from England. <BR><BR>I think I will savour the anticipation (since I cant do anything else).
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Postby Ozymandias » Fri Apr 06, 2001 8:21 am

They were pretty good. I got a kick out of 'em. Some of the history of Quidditch cracked me up. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Amarie » Fri Apr 06, 2001 3:15 pm

I thought "Magical Beasts etc." was funny. Especially the humorous interjections of Harry and Ron.
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Postby Eponine » Sat Apr 07, 2001 1:51 pm

I haven't finished reading them properly yet, but I do like the 'Magical Beasts' one. And of course, they finally gave away that Hogwarts is in Scotland in the entry on Acromantula!
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