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Tuesday January 01 2008

When you consider what a huge contribution to the reading habit Harry Potter and his creator J. K. Rowling have made, this is actually quite important news, educationally speaking:

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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has strongly hinted for the first time that she could write an eighth book in the series.

And it’s not just the money talking.

One of her biggest fans - her 14-year-old daughter Jessica - has already put pressure on her to revisit the character.

And her younger children - David, four, and Mackenzie, two - are likely to join the clamour for another novel as they discover the Potter books.

However, if an eighth novel were to be written, Rowling concedes it is unlikely that Harry would be the central character.

I am way too old to have actually caught Pottermania, but not so long ago I queued outside a big London bookshop with Goddaughter 2 for the latest one.  At midnight.  Pandemonium.