The first Harry Potter was wizard

21st July 2000 at 01:00
IN all the publicity that has occurred over Harry Potter, I am surprised that nobody has noticed that he has already appeared in print.

In 1991 Random House published Metalmiss by Linda Pitt. This is a story about a headteacher who appoints a robot teacher, with X-ray eys, to Pinkenton primary school because he cannot find a human replacement. The hero is one Harry Potter. Children of my acquaintance love the story and "Whizzo the Wizard" stories that followed later.

TRT Pankhurst

Schoolhouse Hill

Heage, Derbyshire

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