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JK Rowling: New Story Focuses on Minor Character, a Singing Sorceress

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By    |   Monday, 18 Aug 2014 02:59 PM

J.K. Rowling has added a new story to the Harry Potter world, this one about the minor character Celestina Warbeck, a singing sorceress.

Rowling posted the story, which is more of a short biography about the singer, on pottermore.com, a website devoted to all things Harry Potter and the place where a few of her latest writings have shown up. It came out Monday, the website said, because Aug. 18 is Warbeck’s birthday.

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The popular writer said on the website that Warbeck first appeared in a “Daily Prophet” series for a fan club run by her British publisher.

“Although we never lay eyes on Celestina during the whole seven volumes of the Potter books, I always imagined her to resemble Shirley Bassey in both looks and style,” Rowling wrote. “I stole her first name from a friend with whom I worked, years ago, at Amnesty International's Headquarters in London; 'Celestina' was simply begging to be scooped up and attached to a glamorous witch.”

Warbeck now has her moment in the spotlight, including a catchy title track, “You Stole My Cauldron But You Can’t Have My Heart.”

On pottermore.com, a notation under the song said it is performed daily at the Universal Orlando Resort in the "Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley."

Rowling has contributed other new writings to the Pottermore website, including in July an insight into Harry Potter’s world today, when he would be age 34. That story was written in the voice of gossip correspondent Rita Skeeter, who writes for the wizard newspaper, the Daily Prophet.

Rowling also reached out to shooting victim Cassidy Stay by writing a letter in Dumbledore’s voice.

Stay was the lone survivor of a shooting that took the lives of her entire family, and when she spoke to the press, she quoted a Dumbledore passage from "The Prisoner of Azkaban": "Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."

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