Yes, it’s absolutely true. Jim’s first two initials are JK. And he went to the same university as JK Rowling. So it seemed somehow appropriate when Royal Mail asked him to write the stamp pack copy for the much-anticipated Harry Potter postage stamps. 

Celebrating the release of the final book in the saga, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’, these stamps feature illustrated front covers of the seven novels that have made themselves a fixture in popular culture.  Jim’s brief was to bring the story of the world’s greatest publishing phenomenon to life, from the early struggles to the later record-busting success. And to look back at how the bespectacled boy wizard became the best-loved character in modern fiction. His efforts were approved by JK herself – strange to think of her reading our words. You can order a Harry Potter stamp pack here.

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