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Shh!:Do Not Disturb Sign Back on JKRowling.com Door

Posted by: sue
August 27, 2004, 05:33 AM

Shhh! as many readers have let us know, the "Do Not Disturb" sign is back on the door to the office on JKRowling.com.

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More Rowling tidbits from HP4U JKR Edinburgh Festival Report

Posted by: sue
August 25, 2004, 08:45 AM

HP4U has posted a report from the Edinburgh Festival where JKR answered a few new questions from two lucky young fans.

"...to where JK Rowling was, given our wristbands, then we went to meet her. We said hello and she told us 'she was really glad we could make it'. I toldContinued...

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JKR : Edinburgh "City of Literature"

Posted by: sue
August 24, 2004, 03:07 PM

J.K.Rowling has joined other authors in an effort to have Edinburgh, Scotland become the first "World City of Literature." Edinburgh, Rowling's city of residence, would "act as a model for other cities around the world to celebrate their own literature and writers." The Harry Potter authorContinued...

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Scotsman: Gilderoy Based on JKR Ex-Husband; JKR Spokesperson: No!

Posted by: Melissa
August 24, 2004, 10:05 AM

Some of you have emailed to tell us about yesterday's Scotsman piece claiming that JKR admitted that the vain Gilderoy Lockhart was based on her ex-husband, Jorge Arantes. This is in stark contrast to the articles yesterday that quoted JKR spokespeople vehemently denying such aContinued...

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Forbes: JKR 85th Most Powerful Woman

Posted by: sue
August 23, 2004, 08:26 AM

U.S. magazine Forbes has released yet another list, this one of the "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women." Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is listed at number 85.
It has been a rapid ascent for Rowling, 39, the creator of the Harry Potter media phenomenon. Since the release of her first novel,Continued...

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Happy Birthday Percy Weasley

Posted by: sue
August 21, 2004, 07:09 PM

According to JKRowling.com her calendar now reads August 22nd( yes already in the UK)...Happy Birthday Percy Weasley! Thanks Brian!

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JKRowling Asked to Write Peter Pan Sequel

Posted by: sue
August 20, 2004, 09:12 AM

Author J.K.Rowling has been asked to write a sequel to JM Barrie's classic tale Peter Pan. Great Ormond Street Hospital, to which JM Barrie left the copyright to his stage play, is seeking to raise funds. The Guardian says JK Rowling, creator of Harry Potter, is on holiday and "too busy writingContinued...

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Potter Author May Be Put on Pedestal

Posted by: Melissa
August 19, 2004, 04:46 PM

The Daily Record has a story that says, "Edinburgh council chief Donald Anderson wants Rowling...to be one of several 'modern-day heroes' depicted in a series of statues in the capital." Thanks Abe!

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JKR Donates Books to Save Our Sara Campaign

Posted by: sue
August 19, 2004, 03:38 PM

J.K. Rowling has joined the fight to help a child with leukemia. The "Save Our Sara" campaign is raising funds for two year old Sara Thackray to get cancer treatments here in the United States. J.K.Rowling has donated a signed set of all five Harry Potter books for auction, with proceeds toContinued...

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JKRowling.com Door Open Again; HBP Excerpt Revealed

Posted by: Melissa
August 16, 2004, 06:42 AM

The "Do Not Disturb" sign is not on the door on JKR's site at present, but at this point, it seems that only people accessing the site from Europe and Asia can access what's behind the door. (Try the UK version.)
Complete instructions (including screenshots) immediately appearedContinued...

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Rowling Edinburgh Reading Transcript; HBP Status

Posted by: Melissa
August 15, 2004, 06:40 AM

Update: The transcript is now up at J.K. Rowling's website! (Thanks, Meriion!)
As to when we might see book six, Jo had this to say, when asked which book is her favorite:

I would have to say that it is probably Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, although at the moment—it is unfairContinued...

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Happy Birthday, Ginny!

Posted by: Kristin
August 10, 2004, 08:04 PM

According to the calendar on Jo Rowling's site, today (yes, today - it's August 11th in Ottery St. Catchpole) is Ginny Weasley's birthday.


Thanks to all the Leaky readers who emailed, particularly Bonnie and Christine!

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Harry Potter and the Book After Seven

Posted by: Kristin
August 03, 2004, 07:43 AM

We've received several emails with this IMDB link, which reports that Jo Rowling intends to write an eighth Harry Potter book:
The English novelist - currently adding the finishing touches to her sixth Potter book - had previously vowed to only create seven adventures about the magical wizard. But she nowContinued...

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Czech President Writes J.K. Rowling

Posted by: Melissa
August 01, 2004, 03:02 PM

Klara of HarryPotter.cz has sent us the text of the the letter the president of the Czech Republic, Václav Klaus, recently wrote to J.K. Rowling regarding her letter
objecting to caged beds in childcare facilities, a letter which prompted the country's minister of health to order the removal of the bedsContinued...

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Hag Reformer New Wizard of the Month on JKRowling.com

Posted by: Melissa
July 31, 2004, 08:24 PM

Check out JKR's newest Wizard of the Month.

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