Pottermanie as Potter book is released in French


News From Eurpoe Booksellers across French-speaking Europe saw legions of Harry Potter fans scramble to their shelves this weekend, as the sixth book in the bestselling children’s series went on sale in translation at midnight on Friday.
Hundreds of bookshops in France, Belgium and Switzerland stayed open past the witching hour to welcome hoards of Harry’s young admirers, eager to purchase their copy of Harry Potter et le Prince de Sang-Mele (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince).
Publishers Gallimard have printed a record 2mn French copies of the penultimate tome in British author J K Rowling’s astronomically successful series, predicting a fresh outbreak of the “Pottermania� which has surrounded previous instalments of the boy wizard’s adventures.