A rare €30,000 Harry Potter prequel has been stolen in a burglary


The printed and purchasable Harry Potter series is amazing enough, so we can't imagine how powerful and riveting a rare, short-story prequel of the series is.

Such a prequel, handwritten by author J.K. Rowling on a postcard, has been stolen during a burglary in England.

Police are appealing for help from muggles to locate the stolen story.

'The only people who will buy this unique piece are true Harry Potter fans,' said Investigating Officer PC Paul Jauncey.

'We are appealing to anyone who sees, or is offered this item for sale to contact police.'

JK Rowling has also taken to Twitter to ask Harry Potter fans to be on the lookout for the 800-word story, which is set three years before Harry Potter is born.

'Please don't buy this if you're offered it,' tweeted the author.

The short story sold at a charity auction in 2008 for €30,000. 

'Originally auctioned for @englishpen, the owner supported writers' freedoms by bidding for it,' she said.