I am impressed by this lot camping out in rain and horrid weather to be first(ish) to read the final Harry Potter when it goes on sale at midnight. These fans were here two heroic days before!. At least they are getting some mega-media attention. and this on one of the wettest July days ever (the shop let them in and dried them out during the worst of the downpours). At breakfast time the queue goes round the block here in Piccadilly. I will def feel quite guilty in my warm breakfast meeting down the road!
STOP PRESS! By midnight there were around 7,000 potterologists (!) in the HUGE queue at Waterstones in Piccadilly alone - and they were rating it the best ever Harry Potter launch queue party. A whole generation of children growing up this passionate about reading is perfect isn't it? What will JKR write next for them??