The world of Harry Potter has captivated readers for over two decades, and now fans can get a glimpse into the early days of the beloved series. A new exhibit at the British Library in London features the original pitch for the series, which was rejected 12 times before it was finally accepted.
The pitch, which was written by J.K. Rowling in 1995, outlines the basic plot of the series, including the main characters, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger. It also details the magical world of Hogwarts and the evil Lord Voldemort.
The pitch was rejected by 12 different publishers before Bloomsbury finally accepted it in 1997. Rowling was reportedly paid a mere £2,500 advance for the book, which has since gone on to become one of the most successful series in history.
The exhibit also features a number of other artifacts related to the series, including original artwork, manuscripts, and letters. It also includes a recreation of Rowling’s office, where she wrote the first book in the series.
The exhibit is a must-see for any Harry Potter fan, as it offers a unique glimpse into the early days of the series. It’s a reminder of how far the series has come since its humble beginnings, and a testament to Rowling’s unwavering dedication to her craft.