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Time-Turner Tuesday: Old interview with JK Rowling where she reacts to very early success of Harry Potter

We’re going to be starting a new feature on the site called Time-Turner Tuesday, where we’ll share something significant to do with Harry Potter from years gone by.

The first one of these is a fascinating old interview with author JK Rowling in 1997 or 1998 in which she talks about the very early success of the Harry Potter books. Jo describes the sales figures then (30,000 – tiny in hindsight) as “phenomenal” and that they overshot her expectations. She also seems very excited that Harry Potter had now reached a mere 8 countries, and discussed the small prospects of it being made into a film. Little did she know what was yet to come!