From Harry Potter to Bridget Jones' Diary - here are seven books that could be worth a fortune

Bored Brits and book lovers have been told to check their attics and shelves in case they’re sitting on rare editions that could be worth a fortune.

Tuesday, 5th May 2020, 12:13 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th May 2020, 12:14 pm
Bored Brits and book lovers have been told to check their attics and shelves in case theyre sitting on rare editions that could be worth a fortune.

Personal finance experts from TheMoneyPig.com have researched and revealed seven books that have been sold for hundreds or thousands of pounds, in case households unknowingly own similar copies. Do you own any?

This first editionis the only book in the series that credits Joanne Rowling as its author. Theycan fetch up to around30,000 at auction, depending on its condition. Hardback copies are worth even more.
Many will have a copy of this best-selling 1996 novel. A first edition ofBridget Jones's Diarycould be worth 150-175, with a signed copy selling for as much as 500.

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A copy of the first edition of F. Scott Fitzgeralds book with the original dust jacket was sold at at auction in 2009 for $182,000. Other collectable editions are now sold between the 3,000-4,000 mark.
Publishers only printed 1,500 copies for its initial run. A first edition with an inscription in Elvish written by the author sold at auction in London for 137,000. Others have sold for as much as 60,000.
A good first edition of Irvine Welshs gritty 1993 novel can fetch anything between 500-1,500.
Hardcover first editions of George Orwells Animal Farm which critiques the ideology of Stalin in the Soviet Union are worth as much as 10,000.
If you own a pristine first edition of Nobel Prize-winning author William Goldings classic, you could cash it in for up to 5,000-6,000.