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{{Quote|Yeah. Would it be okay if that's ten years? [No one laughed.] No, listen, I absolutely intend to do it, but I can't pretend that I'm in a hurry right now. It's gonna be a hell of a lot of work. But I have - I've kept everything and I know where things are and yeah, at some point I will get myself together and do it.|[[J. K. Rowling]]|J.K. Rowling PotterCast Interview}}
 
{{Quote|Yeah. Would it be okay if that's ten years? [No one laughed.] No, listen, I absolutely intend to do it, but I can't pretend that I'm in a hurry right now. It's gonna be a hell of a lot of work. But I have - I've kept everything and I know where things are and yeah, at some point I will get myself together and do it.|[[J. K. Rowling]]|J.K. Rowling PotterCast Interview}}
   
The '''Harry Potter Encyclopedia''' is a planned guidebook by [[J. K. Rowling]] as the authoritive directory of all the creatures, characters, places, and other elements that comprise the [[Harry Potter books|Harry Potter universe]]. In a recent interview with PotterCast, Rowling reveals she definitely intends to write the encyclopedia, but wishes not to rush the process. Interestingly, she refers to it as "'''The Scottish Book'''", a reference to the way the play [[wikipedia:Macbeth|Macbeth]] is called "The Scottish Play". Among the subjects covered will be the method of creating a [[Horcrux]], the manner in which [[Peter Pettigrew]] gave [[Lord Voldemort]] a rudimentary body, and the reasons for [[Florean Fortescue]]'s murder.<ref name=PC>[[J.K. Rowling PotterCast Interview]]</ref>
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The '''Harry Potter Encyclopedia''', also called the '''Scottish Book''', is a planned guidebook by [[J. K. Rowling]] as the authoritive directory of all the creatures, characters, places, and other elements that comprise the [[Harry Potter books|Harry Potter universe]], containing mostly un-published notes, letters, drawings, etc.
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==Publication==
   
==Behind the scenes==
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In a (somewhat) recent interview with PotterCast, Rowling reveals she definitely intends to write the encyclopedia, but wishes not to rush the process.
   
*On grounds of copyright infringement, Rowling took legal action against an individual planning publications of Steven Vander Ark's own unofficial encyclopedia of the Harry Potter universe. In court testimony in April 2008, Rowling stated she had "recently" begun work on the project. <ref>Larry Neumeister/Associated Press, [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/14/AR2008041402589.html "Rowling Testifies in Lawsuit Over Harry Potter Encyclopedia"], ''Washington Post'', 15th April 2008, Pg. C04 (accessed 27th August 2009).</ref>
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In court testimony in April 2008 (regarding grounds of copyright infringement) Rowling stated that she had 'recently' begun working on the project.<ref>Larry Neumeister/Associated Press, [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/14/AR2008041402589.html "Rowling Testifies in Lawsuit Over Harry Potter Encyclopedia"], ''Washington Post'', 15th April 2008, Pg. C04 (accessed 27th August 2009).</ref>
   
*On [[4 September]], [[2009]], the Leaky Cauldron website reported that Rowling's fellow author, as well as friend and neighbour, Ian Rankin, mentioned in a BBC interview that Rowling had been "making family trees of all her characters" for the encyclopedia<ref>http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2009/9/4/ian-rankin-says-jk-rowling-writing-family-trees-and-working-on-scottish-book</ref>.
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On [[4 September]], [[2009]], the Leaky Cauldron website reported that Rowling's fellow author, friend, and naighbor, Ian Rankin, mentioned in a BBC interview that Rowling had been "making family trees of all her characters", presumably for the encyclopedia.<ref>http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2009/9/4/ian-rankin-says-jk-rowling-writing-family-trees-and-working-on-scottish-book</ref>
   
*On [[13 September]], 2009, [http://www.sundaymail.co.uk/tv-showbiz-news/entertainment-news/2009/09/13/exclusive-friend-spills-beans-on-jk-rowling-s-latest-harry-potter-book-78057-21669831/ The Sunday Mail] published on their website that Neil Blair, a lawyer for Rowling's agents Christopher Little said: "''The encyclopedia simply remains something Ms. Rowling would like to complete sometime in the future''." <ref>''[http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2009/9/13/attorney-for-jk-rowling-says-scottish-book-is-something-to-be-completed-sometime-in-the-future Attorney for JK Rowling Says Scottish Book is Something to be Completed "Sometime in the Future"]''</ref><ref>''[http://harrypotterupdate.multiply.com/journal/item/811 Neil Blair: Harry Potter Encyclopedia will be released.. eventually]''</ref> As such there is no indication as to when, or if, this work will see publication.
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On [[13 April]], 2012, she confirmed that she had started work on the project, and that all royalties made from the project would be donated to charity.
   
*The Harry Potter encyclopedia was rumoured to be the subject of J.K Rowling's ''[[Pottermore]]'' announcement on [[22 June]], 2011, but it was revealed that this is not the case. However, the website features 18,000 new words of back story on characters, places, things, etc.
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This makes sense, as if what she and other sources mentioned are true, then she has spent almost four years working on it.
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==Contents==
   
*On [[12 April]], 2012, Rowling stated on her [[J. K. Rowling Official Site|official site]] that she has started work on this and that some of the content is part of Pottermore. She says that it will likely be time-consuming, but she will donate all royalties on the project to charity.
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Among the subjects covered will be the method of creating a [[Horcrux]], the manner in which [[Peter Pettigrew]] gave [[Lord Voldemort]] a rudimentary body, and the reasons for [[Florean Fortescue]]'s murder.<ref name=PC>[[J.K. Rowling PotterCast Interview]]</ref>
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*J. K. Rowling's calling it "The Scottish Book" is probably a reference to the way the play [[Macbeth]] is called "The Scottish Play".
   
 
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Encyclopaedia of Potterworld
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Description

A compilation of J. K. Rowling's notes on the Harry Potter series, not published in the books or accompanying works.

Original designer / artist

J. K. Rowling

"Yeah. Would it be okay if that's ten years? [No one laughed.] No, listen, I absolutely intend to do it, but I can't pretend that I'm in a hurry right now. It's gonna be a hell of a lot of work. But I have - I've kept everything and I know where things are and yeah, at some point I will get myself together and do it."
J. K. Rowling[src]

The Harry Potter Encyclopedia, also called the Scottish Book, is a planned guidebook by J. K. Rowling as the authoritive directory of all the creatures, characters, places, and other elements that comprise the Harry Potter universe, containing mostly un-published notes, letters, drawings, etc.

Publication

In a (somewhat) recent interview with PotterCast, Rowling reveals she definitely intends to write the encyclopedia, but wishes not to rush the process.

In court testimony in April 2008 (regarding grounds of copyright infringement) Rowling stated that she had 'recently' begun working on the project.[1]

On 4 September, 2009, the Leaky Cauldron website reported that Rowling's fellow author, friend, and naighbor, Ian Rankin, mentioned in a BBC interview that Rowling had been "making family trees of all her characters", presumably for the encyclopedia.[2]

On 13 April, 2012, she confirmed that she had started work on the project, and that all royalties made from the project would be donated to charity.

This makes sense, as if what she and other sources mentioned are true, then she has spent almost four years working on it.

Contents

Among the subjects covered will be the method of creating a Horcrux, the manner in which Peter Pettigrew gave Lord Voldemort a rudimentary body, and the reasons for Florean Fortescue's murder.[3]

Behind the scenes

  • J. K. Rowling's calling it "The Scottish Book" is probably a reference to the way the play Macbeth is called "The Scottish Play".

Notes and references

J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series
Philosopher's Stone book film game film soundtrack game soundtrack
Chamber of Secrets book film game film soundtrack game soundtrack
Prisoner of Azkaban book film game film soundtrack game soundtrack
Goblet of Fire book film game film soundtrack game soundtrack
Order of the Phoenix book film game film soundtrack game soundtrack
Half-Blood Prince book film game film soundtrack game soundtrack
Deathly Hallows book film 1 game 1 film soundtrack 1 game soundtrack 1
film 2 game 2 film soundtrack 2 game soundtrack 2
Cursed Child script play
Fantastic Beasts (film series)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them book screenplay film soundtrack game
The Crimes of Grindelwald screenplay film soundtrack
Fantastic Beasts 3 film
Fantastic Beasts 4 film
Fantastic Beasts 5 film
Other written works Other games
Quidditch Through the Ages Wonderbook: Book of Spells / Book of Potions
The Tales of Beedle the Bard Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup
Harry Potter Prequel Harry Potter: Find Scabbers
Encyclopaedia of Potterworld (potentially cancelled) Harry Potter DVD Game: Hogwarts Challenge / Wizarding World
Pottermore Presents Harry Potter: Spells
Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 / Years 5-7
LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World LEGO Dimensions
LEGO Harry Potter: Characters of the Magical World Motorbike Escape
Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book Harry Potter: The Quest
J. K. Rowling: A Bibliography Harry Potter for Kinect
Harry Potter: The Character Vault / Creature Vault / Artifact Vault Wizard's Challenge
Harry Potter Film Wizardry Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Art of The Film Harry Potter: Trading Card Game
The Case of Beasts: Explore the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them LEGO Creator: Harry Potter / Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J. K. Rowling's Wizarding World: Movie Magic Volume One: Extraordinary People and Fascinating Places / Volume Two: Curious Creatures Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
Other canon Other films / documentaries
J. K. Rowling's official site Harry Potter and Me
Pottermore The Queen's Handbag
J. K. Rowling's Twitter account J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life
Harry Potter: The Exhibition Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story
The Making of Harry Potter Harry Potter: Beyond the Page
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter The Tale of the Three Brothers
IndividualsPlacesCreaturesTranslations - Cover arts

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