JK Rowling wrote secret manuscript on a party dress

Harry Potter author JK Rowling says she has written a secret manuscript on a party dress - and it's hanging in her closet.

Monday, 10th July 2017, 1:52 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:43 am
JK Rowling attends a charity evening hosted by JK Rowling to raise funds for 'Lumos' a charity.  (Photo by Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images)
JK Rowling attends a charity evening hosted by JK Rowling to raise funds for 'Lumos' a charity. (Photo by Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images)

In an interview with American news channel CNN, Rowling admits she wrote the story to celebrate her 50th birthday.

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She also said her fear of small spaces may have inspired her to keep Harry locked up in a cupboard in her hit book series.

Speaking about her secret manuscript, she said: “The theme of my 50th birthday was come as your own private nightmare. And I went as a lost manuscript. I wrote over a dress most of that book… I don’t know whether it will ever be published, but it’s actually hanging in the wardrobe currently.”

Rowling also revealed: “My personal worst fear is powerlessness and small spaces. When you think about the boy trapped in the cage bed, he is totally voiceless, nobody was speaking for him. I suppose why did I put Harry in the cupboard?”