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JK Rowling Sends Harry Potter Books To Young Fan In Syria
JK Rowling has sent Harry Potter books to a young fan in Syria after her mother messaged the author to ask how her daughter could get hold of the novels.
The writer, 51, sent an ebook to the seven-year-old girl, who is living in the besieged eastern part of the Syrian city of Aleppo.
Bana Alabed, whose account is managed by her mother, told in a message on Twitter that she is "reading to forget the war''.
Her mother tweeted: "Hi JK Rowling I watched Harry Potter movie, Bana would like to read the book.''
The author replied: "I hope you do read the book, because I think you'd like it. Sending you lots and lots of love xxx''
When her mother added: "She wants to but we don't have it here. We watched the movie before. How do we get?,'' a member of Rowling's staff stepped in and organised the ebook.
The author was delighted, writing: "Brilliant idea ... I've been obsessing over this all morning!''
Ms Alabed posted an image of Bana holding a piece of card with the words "thank you my friend JK Rowling for the books'' and added: "Love you from Aleppo - Bana''
"Love you too, Bana! Thinking of you, keep safe'', Rowling replied.
The issue led to angry exchanges at First Minister's Questions.
Ian Duncan will sit in the House Of Lords.
Two "suspected devices'' were also discovered at the house in Kirkton Avenue, Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, on Wednesday.
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