A name to remember, if ever there was. The title of the final part of the Harry Potter series of books has been announced and is to be called Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The release of this book will be like then end of an era in my life as the Harry Potter books seem to have been published since I started teaching, and it has, for me, been fascinating to see children taking up the books at different ages and being fascinated by them. I know all good things come to an end, but somehow, it's a shame.
The big question is, what will JK Rowling do next ? No doubt whatever she writes will be panned by the critics (as they often do for someone in her situation), but I hope she does not retire with her vast fortune. She has written some beautiful stories which have enchanted a generation, and it would be a big loss, particularly as she has played an important part in getting lots of children to actually want to read a book.