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Guardian Unlimited Books | News | Harry Potter runs airline gauntlet

JK Rowling, returning from a charity book reading in New York just days after the security clampdown, was confronted with a demand that she consign the unfinished manuscript to the hold. She pleaded with security staff in New York to allow her to keep the manuscript with her. They relented finally, and allowed her take it into the cabin, unwrapped and bound together with elastic bands. In a revelation which will have left her publishers shuddering, she disclosed that the manuscript was largely handwritten and with no back-up copy.

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