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J.K. Rowling to Receive French Legion of Honor Award Tomorrow

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: sue
February 02, 2009, 02:50 PM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling will be receiving one of the highest honors from France, it was announced today. The office of Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France, has announced they will be presenting JKR with "les insignes de Chevalier de l’ordre de la Légion d’honneur" (the Legion of Honor) tomorrow, February 3 at the Palace Elysee in Paris France.  Congratulations Jo!

We are working to learn more about this and will update when we can.
Thanks much Alejandro!

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I’m so happy, I hope that tomorrow she will give a speech

Posted by Alejandro Martinez on February 02, 2009, 02:56 PM report to moderator
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Way to go, Jo !

Posted by obockstal on February 02, 2009, 02:58 PM report to moderator
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For a second I thought she had been inducted into the French Legion…

Posted by Dawlish and the Archies {WBM!} on February 02, 2009, 03:13 PM report to moderator
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That’s great! but…she not French. I don’t get it.

Posted by jessh324 on February 02, 2009, 03:19 PM report to moderator
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awesome! go Jo! more honors!

Posted by Matea on February 02, 2009, 03:26 PM report to moderator
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Congratz

Posted by Helios Lightra on February 02, 2009, 03:33 PM report to moderator
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And Sarkozy’s gonna be the one to give her that i suppose. urgh =.= Umbridge whould give dumbledore an order of merlin, it would be merrier XD ok, i exaggerate but, well…

Don’t get me wrong, i’m glad she’s getting la Légion d’Honneur but i really can’t picture Sarkozy and Rowling in the same room. The one is the anti-thesis of the other. I bet they’ve decided to use her image to mimick Barack Obama’s opinion or, better, to feed the journalists other headlines than “oh noes, there are strikes all across the country, how sad is that”

Sorry to get political and all but well. Why do they do it now, seriously? i can’t help but think it’s another dailyprohetcrap-like operation =.=

Posted by french soup on February 02, 2009, 03:34 PM report to moderator
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Go Jo!

Posted by Dolemite [FTC!] on February 02, 2009, 03:34 PM report to moderator
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Yay! Congratulations Jo; it is an honor well earned.

Posted by Mirdan on February 02, 2009, 03:46 PM report to moderator
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Wow that’s brilliant – yay for Jo :D

Posted by MuggleQueen on February 02, 2009, 03:51 PM report to moderator
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Congrats Jo! :D She darn well deserves it.

Posted by Sophiespell on February 02, 2009, 03:55 PM report to moderator
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@jessh324 She did study French at university though. Admittedly, this doesn’t make her a French citizen, but appreciation of culture etcetera may make her more favourable in France’s eyes.

Posted by Jonathan on February 02, 2009, 03:59 PM report to moderator
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I really hope she says a speech! Love when she talks!!! :)

Posted by SabrinaDrolet14 on February 02, 2009, 04:02 PM report to moderator
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that’s so exciting! congrats Jo!!!!!

Posted by KatherineWeasley on February 02, 2009, 04:04 PM report to moderator
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Congrats Jo, you deserve it C:

Posted by Snuffbox on February 02, 2009, 04:12 PM report to moderator
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