This will be the last book for Jim though. His mental illness has caught up with him so, regrettably, he's handing over – although we don't yet know who will take it on. He's worked on Harry Potter for ten concentrated years and has charmed the readers, over 7000 of whom immediately responded to the news of his departure online with messages of appreciation and understanding.
Jim and his wife, Louise, have met thousands of fans at Comicon in San Diego, they've toured Germany, and Jim has taken part in countless events in the UK. He's done the most fantastic and thorough job and now he's going to take some time off to recover. Just like all those fans who continue to write messages, and also the very kind people at Bloomsbury who have been so understanding, we wish him well.