More deaths to come to the world of Hogwarts....
Author JK Rowling has said two characters will die in the seventh and final Harry Potter book, but she has been careful not to reveal which ones.
She told the Richard and Judy show that she had long known how the series would end, because she had written the last chapter "in something like 1990".
"One character got a reprieve, but I have to say two die that I didn't intend to die," she said. (BBC News)
Any guesses? It's pretty certain that You-Know-Who will perish in the final book, so I don't believe this is who Rowling is referring to. I would say that Snape (who will be revealed as actually a good guy) and Hagrid will perish, both in a sacrificial manner.
I also believe that we haven't read the last of Dumbledore. You may recall that Dumbledore has a strong association with phoenixes. And what do phoenixes do? When they die, they burn up but are resurrected from their own ashes.
Did you hear that Rowling received an honorary degree from Aberdeen University in recognition of her contributions to the research of multiple sclerosis? Yep, she did. Her mother lost her battle to the disease.
What was the best-selling book of 2005? You don't have to guess... do you? You should know it's this one.