Well isn't this lovely news to hear after a long holiday weekend.

JK Rowling has announced that she will be publishing a brand new, standalone fairytale called The Ickabog.

And no....it is not a Harry Potter spin-off.

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In a series of tweets, Rowling reveals that she wrote this story years ago but has just recently started to revise the manuscript.

The Ickabog

The first two chapters of The Ickabog are going live in just a few hours....we hope you enjoy!

For more updates in regards to this new story, the illustration competition and more, keep an eye on J.K. Rowling's Twitter Feed. 

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