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“In the first burst of publicity surrounding [Harry Potter] … I unzipped her schoolbag in the evening; among the debris I found an envelope addressed to me from a journalist. It’s my recollection that the letter said that he intended to ask a mother at the school to put this in my daughter’s bag … I don’t know how this got in my daughter’s schoolbag. I can only say that I felt such a sense of invasion that my daughter’s bag … it’s very difficult to say how angry I felt that my five-year-old daughter’s school was no longer a place of complete security from journalists.”