JK Rowling Reveals New Material On 'Unseen' Potter Character
Author has written short story about "Singing Sorceress" and revealed her inspiration for the character...
JK Rowling seems to have been keeping herself busy lately.
Not only does she have a new movie project in the pipeline, but she's found the time to write a short story about a character who was only referred to in the Harry Potter books.
Published on the Pottermore site, the new tale apparently takes the form of a biography of Celestina Warbeck - aka "The Singing Sorceress".
She explained to Today: "Celestina Warbeck is one of my favourite 'off-stage' characters in the Harry Potter series, and has been part of the Potter world ever since its inception, making an early appearance in the short-lived 'Daily Prophet' series I produced for members of the equally short-lived fan club run by my British publisher, Bloomsbury.
"Although we never lay eyes on Celestina during the whole seven volumes of the Potter books, I always imagined her to resemble Shirley Bassey in both looks and style.
"I stole her first name from a friend with whom I worked, years ago, at Amnesty International's Headquarters in London; 'Celestina' was simply begging to be scooped up and attached to a glamorous witch."