Harry Potter Week: Meg's Ideal for Rowling Role

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IT'S no surprise that Megan often has her nose in a book as both mum Andy and dad John are librarians.

And they are sure their 10-year-old will be magic as our Harry Potter Correspondent. Andy, 44, says, "I started reading the books to her when she was six and she loved the magical element straight away. We had to have a chapter every night."

So when the Mirror ran a Harry Potter picture competition, Megan - like thousands of other young readers - conjured up a wonderful work of art based on the JK Rowling's stories.

Readers voted on the top 10 and Arsenal fan Megan's came out on top.

As our winner, Megan, a pupil of Hazelwood Junior School in London's Palmers Green, gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

She will be one of just 80 children from around the world to meet JK Rowling in Edinburgh Castle's Great Hall next Saturday - when the new Harry Potter book is launched.

And, in true Hogwarts style, the youngsters will arrive in horse-drawn carriages, be welcomed by prefects, and at the stroke of midnight JK Rowling will read from chapter one of her eagerly-awaited novel, before handing out signed copies. After a delicious banquet on Saturday night, Megan will get to question JK at a unique children's press conference on Sunday morning, before preparing a story for the next day's Daily Mirror. …