JK Rowling to share first two chapters of new novel today

JK Rowling has announced on social media that she’ll be sharing the first two chapters of her forthcoming new book, The Ickabog, at 3pm today (Tuesday, 26 May).

Chapter 1

King Fred the Fearless

Once upon a time, there was a tiny country called Cornucopia, which had been ruled for centuries by a long line of fair-haired kings. The king at the time of which I write was called King Fred the Fearless. He’d announced the ‘Fearless’ bit himself, on the morning of his coronation, partly because it sounded nice with ‘Fred’, but also because he’d once managed to catch and kill a wasp all by himself, if you didn’t count five footmen and the boot boy [ . . . ]

JK Rowling “The Ickabog

Continue reading chapter 1-2

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