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Last Updated: Thursday May 29 2008 12:24 GMT

JK Rowling pens new Potter story

A line from the prequel

It's news Harry Potter fans have been dreaming of - JK Rowling has written a brand new story about the boy wizard.

The 800-word Potter prequel is being auctioned next month for a dyslexia charity, but the good news is that it's also being published later in the year.

JK handwrote the tale on a storycard, adding at the end: "From the prequel I am not working on - but that was fun!"

Exactly what's in the Potter prequel is top secret for now, but experts expect the bidding to go through the roof.

In December, JK Rowling's handwritten book of short stories about Harry's world - Tales of Beedle the Bard - raised a staggering 1.95 million for charity.

Loads of Potter fans were disappointed that the book wasn't published, but you WILL be able to get your own copy of JK's latest offering.

Summer launch

The author was one of 13 people asked to write a storycard for the What's Your Story? charity auction to raise cash for English PEN and Dyslexia.

A book featuring all 13 storycards will hit shop shelves in August, with all the profits boosting donations for the two charities.