Prince Charles is getting a fabulous gift: a book will be published in honor of his 60th birthday which will be contributed to by some of the top authors of today. J.K. Rowling will be contributing to the project.
Reps for JKR have now confirmed to TLC that there will indeed be an extract of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows contained in this new book, along with two new illustrations of the story from author and artist Quentin Blake. Along with the contribution from Jo, others such as Philip Pullman and Jacqueline Wilson are contributing to the birthday book for The Prince of Wales, with new material due from Philip Ardagh and Anthony Horowitz. In addition to the new illustrations from Quentin Blake, other artists contributing are Axel Scheffler, Posy Simmonds and Emily Gravett. The Birthday Book will be published on November 6, with all proceeds to benefit The Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts, a charity which”provides schoolchildren with opportunities to visit theatres, orchestras, museums and galleries."
We think it's a marvelous idea that will raise lots of money. And it's not like Prince Charles really needs anything material: this is the kind of gift that will really be appreciated.