Jo in Romania
Jo in Romania

Potter auction helps Romanian orphans

  January 26, 2006 at 1:52 PM ET
  Geri     Yahoo! News (via AFP)
  jk rowling, romania, harry potter


During her stay in Romania, Harry Potter author JK Rowling participatedopens in new window in an auction in which six signed copies of Half-Blood Prince were auctioned off for 8,000 - 17,000 euros ($9,800 - $20,800). Over 170,000 euros ($208,675) was raised, with the money helping orphans throughout Europe.

On a side-note, Ms. Rowling paid 8,500 euros ($10,400) for a football shirt belonging to Brazilian star Claudio Taffarel.

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