Harry Potter And The Death Eaters was just one of the titles J.K. Rowling considered before settling on Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire. Other contenders included Harry Potter and the Three Champions and Harry Potter and the Fire Goblet (which is no doubt how it reads in multiple translations). All this Harry Potter minutiae and much, much more is stuffed into Philip Errington’s exhaustive new J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013, due out in April.
Wait, these are Harry Potter fans–we should be more specific: it’ll be available April 23, probably at midnight. Will the giant book, which contains many of Harry Potter’s well-guarded secrets, be any good? At least one writer thinks so. “As someone who respects comprehensive research, I am in awe of the level of detail and amount of time Philip Errington has dedicated to this slavishly thorough and somewhat mind-boggling bibliography,” says none other than J. K. Rowling.