A child in the besieged eastern part of Aleppo had her wish to read the Harry Potter series come true after receiving ebooks from JK Rowling's agent, ibtimes.co.uk reports.
Bana al-Abed is a seven-year-old Syrian girl whose mother, Fatemah, manages a Twitter account informing the world about the situation in the war-torn city. Fatemah contacted the Harry Potter author via the social media platform on 21 November, saying they watched the Harry Potter films and Bana would like to read the book.
Rowling, who maintains an active presence on Twitter and often responds to messages sent to her by her fans, replied: "Bana, I hope you do read the book, because I think you'd like it. Sending you lots and lots of love."
Her agent Neil Blair from The Blair Partnership then suggested sending an ebook because of the logistical difficulties in sending a physical copy to the besieged city. The Blair Partnership did not immediately reply to a request for comment from IBTimes UK.
Bana tweeted a photo of herself on 23 November thanking Rowling for the books, to which the author replied: "Love you too, Bana! Thinking of you, keep safe Aleppo!"