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Bookies Fear Potter Leak

25 May 2005

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the World Entertainment News: "Bookmakers are convinced the plot of the next Harry Potter novel has been leaked - despite the fact the new book is being held under strict security at a printing press in Germany.

"Publishers are desperate to keep the new novel Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince secret until its release on July 16.

"But internet betting site Blue Square has suddenly been bombarded with bets on the death of Hogwarts school's headmaster Dumbledore--played by Michael Gambon since the demise of original actor Richard Harris in 2002.

"…Leading British bookmakers Ladbrokes have now refused to accept the bets, insisting it's obvious people have already had a sneak preview of the manuscript…"

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