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Last Updated: Thursday March 30 2006 16:52 GMT

Half-Blood Prince bags book prize

JK with her award
JK Rowling has bagged yet another prize - with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince being named Book of the Year at the British Book Awards.

The win comes as Potter film-makers Warner Bros confirmed that Gary Oldman was returning to his role as Sirius Black for Order of the Phoenix.

JK beat Jamie Oliver and Sharon Osbourne among others to the prize.

At the bash, she told Newsround that book seven - the last in the series - was "going very well".

She said: "I've done a bit. But there's nothing more I can tell you. Everything's a giveaway now."

Other winners at the ceremony included Anthony Horowitz - whose Ark Angel was named Children's Book of the Year and Jamie Oliver, who received an Outstanding Achievement Award for his writing skills and school dinners campaign.

The film of the fifth Potter book, Order Of The Phoenix, started shooting in February.

Movie-makers Warner Bros said Gary Oldman was set to film his scenes late this summer.



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