Re: [mythsoc] Did =you= find it?
- You can't hide from a nine year old's eagle eye! But speaking as a writer,
it is hard for writer editor typesetter etc to see every mistake, esp in a
big book! I thought there was another mistake, when the murdered people's
spirits came out from Voldemort's wands in the wrong order--was that a
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Subject: [mythsoc] Did =you= find it?
> LONDON (Oct. 21) - Like most nine-year-olds, Laila Banjar was spellbound
> the latest Harry Potter tale of magic -- but she could still spot an error
> missed by proof readers, editors and even author J.K. Rowling.
> Banjar was reading ''Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'' for a second
> when she came across the glaring mistake -- leading character Crouch, who
> gone missing on page 485, had made a sudden, and unplanned, reappearance.
> The mistake, widely reported in British newspapers on Saturday, appears in
> the ninth paragraph on page 503 of the 640 page bestseller.
> Another Harry Potter secret is out of the bag. The Mirror reported that
> Rowling had let slip the title of the fifth book -- Harry Potter and the
> Order of the Phoenix -- during an interview on the 'Today' show.
> Banjar's mother, Tracey, sent an e-mail to the publishers Bloomsbury
> whether the offending sentence, which reads '''Dumbledore, come!' said
> angrily.,'' was a printing error.
> ''Yes, you are right about the error, we have forwarded your e-mail on to
> editorial department,'' Bloomsbury admitted.
> ''We are very upset that this error went unnoticed until after printing.''
> The sentence should have referred to Cornelius Fudge and not Crouch.
> ''I was really surprised when I spotted the mistake and then I jumped for
> when I knew I was right,'' Banjar, from Somerset in western England, told
> Times newspaper.
> Bloomsbury stressed the mistake was not Rowling's.
> ''Joanne is a complete perfectionist with her book and this mistake crept
> during the typesetting stage,'' publicity director Katie Collins told the
> The Mythopoeic Society website http://www.mythsoc.org