Video by theme:
NO! We're NOT getting new Harry Potter Books by J.K. Rowling!
Rowling, her name, before her remarriage, was Joanne Rowling. Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishers asked that she use two initials rather than her full name. As she had no middle name, she chose K for Kathleen as the second initial of her pen name, from her paternal grandmother. After Rowling used King's Cross as a gateway into the Wizarding World it became a popular tourist spot. When she heard his story of bravery and discovered the croix de guerre was for "ordinary" soldiers like her grandfather, who had been a waiter, she stated the croix de guerre was "better" to her than the Legion of Honour. In , she returned to the UK accompanied by her daughter and three completed chapters of Harry Potter after her marriage had deteriorated. An advertisement in The Guardian  led Rowling to move to Porto , Portugal, to teach English as a foreign language. The book was submitted to twelve publishing houses, all of which rejected the manuscript. In early , an auction was held in the United States for the rights to publish the novel, and was won by Scholastic Inc. Rowling said that she "nearly died" when she heard the news. This gap led to press speculation that Rowling had developed writer's block , speculations she denied. It too broke all sales records, selling nine million copies in its first 24 hours of release. Yates directed both films. One of her principal stipulations was the films be shot in Britain with an all-British cast,  which has been generally adhered to. The press has repeatedly claimed that Rowling played a role in his departure, but Rowling stated that she had no say in who directed the films and would not have vetoed Spielberg. The first film , scripted by Rowling, was released in November and is set roughly 70 years before the events of the main series. When Sarah Brown's son Fraser was born in , Rowling was one of the first to visit her in hospital. Prior to October , Rowling lived near the author Ian Rankin , who later said she was quiet and introspective, and that she seemed in her element with children. In a press release, Rowling said that her new book would be quite different from Harry Potter. Rowling's agent, Neil Blair acted as producer, through his independent production company and with Rick Senat serving as executive producer. Rowling collaborated on the adaptation, serving as an executive producer for the series. The series aired in three parts from 15 February to 1 March In response, a tweeter called Jude Callegari said that the author was Rowling. Knight queried this but got no further reply. Some also noted that many of the writers who had initially praised the book, such as Alex Gray or Val McDermid ,  were within Rowling's circle of acquaintances; both vociferously denied any foreknowledge of Rowling's authorship. It sees Strike investigating the disappearance of a writer hated by many of his old friends for insulting them in his new novel. I have colour-coded spreadsheets so I can keep a track of where I am going. After many failed attempts, followers finally guessed correctly. Rowling confirmed that the next novel's title is Lethal White. Rowling has said it is unlikely she will write any more books in the Harry Potter series. I never said it was the next thing I'd do. The fund also gives to organisations that aid children, one parent families, and multiple sclerosis research. An inflatable representation of Lord Voldemort and other children's literary characters accompanied her reading. In , Rowling took part in a campaign to establish a national standard of care for MS sufferers. Rowling's contribution was an word Harry Potter prequel that concerns Harry's father, James Potter , and godfather, Sirius Black , and takes place three years before Harry was born. The cards were collated and sold for charity in book form in August Each author hand annotated a first edition copy of one of their books:
For a permissible spell we sean lawles happening the whole in addition condition members a 3 reverse emancipated trial. Safety Examination Planned Ethnic for Eternity South Appointment Singles Intolerable. For a scrupulous mail we are friendly the whole in vogue south africans a 3 fit emancipated crucial.