A Harry Potter fan has told how JK Rowling sent her memorabilia and an invite on to the film set of Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire after her mother died.
Aimee Vernon-Mead featured among the guests on Sunday night’s edition of the BBC 1 programme, Antiques Roadshow.
Aimee revealed how her mother discovered she had cervical cancer while she was expecting Aimee's little sister in 1995. She chose to continue with her pregnancy, but died in 1997, when Vernon-Mead was nine.
JK Rowling heard about the Vernon-Mead story and sent Aimee editions of the Potter books, including a first edition and photographs with her personal letter accompanying. The author also invited Aimee on to the set of the 2005 film, Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire.
Aimee was told by Antiques Roadshow expert Judith Miller that her collection was worth between £5,000 and £8,000. Vernon-Mead declared that the material was something she would treasure forever. "I have a little girl and it will be passed down to her," she told the programme.
When the magical world of #HarryPotter and @jk_rowling made a young girl’s dream come true. This collection of signed books and photos has a poignant story behind it as #AntiquesRoadshow expert Judith Miller finds out @BBCOne pic.twitter.com/jJ3TmUHBsV— Antiques Roadshow (@BBC_ARoadshow) December 31, 2017