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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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Jo deserves every honor there is :P.

Posted by Will Nevins on February 02, 2009, 04:14 PM report to moderator
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Jo deserves every honor there is :P.

Posted by Will Nevins on February 02, 2009, 04:14 PM report to moderator
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Congrats Jo! That’s awesome.

Posted by Emily [ROAR] on February 02, 2009, 04:15 PM report to moderator
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Aw that’s awesome congratulations Jo, cant wait to see the coverage of it tomorrow. Bet Jo would look good in a picture rubbing shoulders with Carla Bruni

Posted by KiwiMcI on February 02, 2009, 04:22 PM report to moderator
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It breaks my heart to imagine Jo with this dwarf of Sarkozy. But I guess I’ll try to see her tomorrow at the Palace Elysée and take some pictures !

Posted by bodysnatcher on February 02, 2009, 04:32 PM report to moderator
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That’s great !
About jessh324’s comment : you don’t have to be french to receive it . For instance, Walt Disney received it!
I feel that they give it pretty easily but (maybe being a harry potter fan) I think that Jo deserves it. ^^
And I’m with you on that one, ‘french soup’ ! XD

Posted by Hepburn on February 02, 2009, 04:33 PM report to moderator
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Yay for Jo! I love her speeches, they’re so funny.

Posted by Gobbledygook [Sparrow] [WBM] J.O.R. on February 02, 2009, 04:48 PM report to moderator
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Go Jo!

Posted by Hermionegirl on February 02, 2009, 04:51 PM report to moderator
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Congratulations Madame Rowling, c’est magnifique!

Posted by Graymayne on February 02, 2009, 05:41 PM report to moderator
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Amazing, but not a surprise…not for JKR! What a fantastic lady. And she’s getting the recognition she deserves, as a fantastic writer! Good on you, Jo!

Posted by Confederate Lady [CL, Rawwrrrr] on February 02, 2009, 05:49 PM report to moderator
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Wasn’t she a French teacher before writting her book?

Anyway I totally agree with ‘french soup’, Sarko and JK in the same room…arg!
She’s so amazing and he is so…him!
To quote a really great Wrock Band (The Basilisk in Your Pasta)
‘Voldemort is ugly, just like Sarkozy’
And Sarko doesn’t have the excuse of having spend a decade as a spirit and having to grow himself a body from scratch _

Buti’m really glad for Jo! She deserves all the awards she can get! and more!

Posted by Cassia Lenoir [*HS*][*squee!*] on February 02, 2009, 06:08 PM report to moderator
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You go girl! Congratulations Jo, I’m so excited for you!!!!!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on February 02, 2009, 06:09 PM report to moderator
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Concratulations Jo, it’s a well deserved honour!

Posted by Niphai on February 02, 2009, 06:27 PM report to moderator
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Congrats Jo.

Posted by lnh92(Lorrie) on February 02, 2009, 06:52 PM report to moderator
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Congrats to Jo, what an amazing honour!

Posted by Kneazle1 on February 02, 2009, 06:59 PM report to moderator
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