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A surprise gift for Harry Potter author!

Since making the statement of not being able to find enough paper to script her final book, JK Rowling now sees a deluge of notebooks from fans.

india Updated: May 12, 2006 13:52 IST

Author JK Rowling is now a bit rueful about the fact that she complained about not being able to find enough paper to write the last and final book in the Harry Potter series, for she has now been “deluged” by writing paper sent in by fans who took her message to heart.

In a message posted on her website, Rowling writes, "Be careful what you wish for, it might come true. Since complaining that I had difficulty finding anything to write on after running out of paper while working in town, I have been deluged with paper".                                                                               

    On a paper ride!

Rowling, who is currently working on the seventh Harry Potter novel, said that since making that statement fans had now been sending her not only single sheets, and entire pads of paper, but one enthusiastic merchant had also sent her a whole stack of notebooks with her name embossed on them.

"Some of you sent single sheets, others entire pads, one enterprising paper merchants sent a large stack of notebooks embossed boldly with JK Rowling, which I might not use in public, but which are very lovely all the same."

"Others took a different approach, telling me exactly where you can buy writing paper in Edinburgh; some even enclosed maps."

"Anyway, I've now got enough paper to write several book sevens, so no excuse there," she added.