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Last Updated: Wednesday November 03 2004 10:25 GMT

Potter mini-book sold for 11,000

The mini-book
A tiny Harry Potter book written by JK Rowling has been sold at an auction for a massive 11,000.

The leather bound booklet, which is just 2.5 cm tall, is a guide to everything Harry needs for his life at Hogwarts School.

Twenty-four celebs were given mini blank books to write what they like in, which were then sold for charity.

The top bid was 17,000 for a book by Muhammad Ali. David Beckham's stick drawing effort raised just 3,000.

Homeless charity

Rowling's book, which included pictures of Harry's witch's hat, broomstick and his trademark wire-rimmed glasses, was the third most expensive lot.

Madonna's volume, containing lyrics to her song American Life and a picture of the US flag, sold for 8,000.

The auction was organised by the magazine Tatler and raised a total of 125,000 for the London based homeless charity the 999 Club.

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