A mother of a young cancer victim has thanked JK Rowling in a poignant letter for providing comfort and escapism for her daughter during her treatment.
The letter, which was read out by actress Ellie Bamber on Saturday evening at Letters Live event in London, was written by Chrissy Hart, whose daughter passed away last week.
Hart wrote the letter to the author last month, describing how the Harry Potter series had provided comfort to her “beautiful daughter” after she was diagnosed with cancer.
“Your words built a castle for her to move into when the prognosis got worse,” she wrote.
“Mrs Rowling, cancer threatened to take everything from my daughter, and your books turned out to be the fortress we so desperately needed to hide in.”
Mrs Hart added “the most important lesson you have…