Author JK Rowling has announced on her website that the sixth title in the Harry Potter series - Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - is finished and that her publisher will announce a release date today.
Speculation has been rife among Potter fans that Rowling would announce the release date of the sixth book on Christmas Day. Rowling said on her website that "... I am as happy as I have ever been with the end result."
Rowling's statement read: "I know you all expected this to happen on Christmas Day. But I was sure that those of you who celebrate Christmas have better things to do on the day itself than fight your way into my study..."