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The Dursley family was seen sending some paper clips and a half-eaten bag of chips through the post, which can only mean one thing: It must be Harry Potter's birthday. The boy wizard is a full-fledged man now, turning 34 today. And, what of J.K. Rowling, the woman who brought him to life? Today, the writer turns the-age-which-shall-not-be-named. Okay, okay, she's 49.
Though Potter and Rowling have shared the same birthday since Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was published in 1997, Hogwarts fans are speculating that Rowling has something special planned this year. Not a-pile-of-magical-letters-and-an-oversized-gameskeeper-announcing-that-you're-a-wizard special. More like surprise-I'm-writing-an-eighth-book special. Stranger things have happened.
Rowling, meanwhile, has kept quiet today. But, hey, maybe she'll interrupt her present-opening to make a surprise announcement.
We trust Harry and J.K. will have a great day with or without any big news. But, we'll admit that we want cake and a new book, too.
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