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  Fake Harry Potter book takes China by storm
Updated 04 July 2002, 09.11

The cover of the Chinese book
A fake Harry Potter book portraying our hero as a fat hairy dwarf has gone on sale in China and become an instant hit.

According to a report in The Times newspaper, the book - Harry Potter and Leopard Walk Up to Dragon, is selling in Beijing street markets for one pound.

The book sees the young wizard stripped of his powers as he battles the forces of evil shaped as a dragon.

Characters from the real Potter books have been brought back to life and new ones created.


It's been written by an anonymous Chinese author, but has JK Rowling's name on the front cover.

The Times says JK Rowling's agency is investigating the book.

A spokesman said: "We take this issue extremely seriously and are looking into the matter urgently."

Harry Potter and Leopard Walk Up to Dragon begins: "Harry doesn't know how long it will take to wash the sticky cream cake off his face."

The People's Publishing House, who own the copyright to the Chinese book, said the writer had also used a photograph of JK Rowling.



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