It's been twenty years since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone hit the shelves and introduced the world (the muggle world) to the Wizarding World, and yet there are still secrets to be discovered.
Have you seen Brian Selznick's new cover art for the Harry Potter 20th anniversary editions yet? The books are coming June 26! ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/ka2SX9sawb— Scholastic (@Scholastic) April 12, 2018
An in-depth bibliography about the J.K Rowling's literary journey entitled
4. Rowling's Literary Agent and Her Publisher Had to Be Secret Agents to Get a Manuscript
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling— L (@MzElie20) June 6, 2018
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Whether or not it was to keep everything secret and out of prying eyes, or because they couldn't trust regular mail to be reliable, Rowling's literary agent and her publisher met at a bar to have some drinks. However, her publisher walked away with the carrier bag that Rowling's agent had carried in and put down, and thus the transfer was complete! Inside was none other than the manuscript for 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix!'
5. The Manuscripts Were So Secret They Were Kept in Rowling's Publisher's Safe
Wow! That's some level of security for an unedited manuscript. But I guess this was the Game of Thrones of its time and any secret that got out was precious; nothing could be spoiled. Apparently, Rowling's publisher got so paranoid, he covered up her manuscript with a few torn pages from another manuscript to mask the 'Harry Potter' one underneath!
Hmm... now I wonder what more secrets are in these books!