Phoenix finder reveals himself, PLUS a spoiler-free review!

  May 6, 2003 at 10:49 PM ET
  Cheeser     HPANA (via The Sun)
 


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Sun staff member reads Phoenix
Sun staff member reads Phoenix

Dad Keith Webb yesterday showed the spot where he found top-secret copies of the new Harry Potter book - and said: "I haven't a clue how they got there."

Keith, 40, spoke out to scotch rumours that the two first editions of JK Rowling's blockbuster The Order of the Phoenix which he handed to The Sun had been stolen.

We told yesterday how the eagerly awaited books, not due out till June 21, were spotted on Bungay Common, Suffolk, near printers Clays Ltd who will produce hundreds of thousands of copies.

Keith asked not to be named on Monday after giving us the books, but told of the theft claims, he insisted: "I've nothing to hide because I've done nothing wrong. And I'm happy for the police to know exactly who I am."

"It's a total mystery how the books got on the common. All I've done is happen across them while out for a walk. I don't see how anyone can say they were nicked."

Staff member reviews book

A childlike feeling of excitement ran through me as I opened the book the world has waited two years to see. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has all the magic which makes the series a phenomenon - JK Rowling does not disappoint.

Scary, exhilarating, funny and tear-jerking, she has crafted a beautiful masterpiece that will cast a spell over kids of all ages. Even a 28-year-old dad of two.

At 776 pages, you could be forgiven for thinking Harry's adventures are drawn out. But by the end of the first chapter you are in no doubt this is a blockbuster of a book.

Potential spoiler (highlight to see): "And at the start of the second, JK drops her first bombshell."

Order of the Phoenix will make you laugh, it will make you cry. Above all it will make you yearn for Rowling's next installment. The master magician is back.

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