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Friday 08 July 2011
At a time of economic uncertainty and gloom about the decline of British exports and international influence, it is cheering to consider the creative career of JK Rowling.
Thursday 07 July 2011
Feverish anticipation continued last night as today's premiere in London of the final Harry Potter film drew near. The film will bring to an end the eight-film saga of JK Rowling's boy wizard, a series that has spawned an era of international obsession. Fans camped overnight in Trafalgar Square ahead of the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, sheltering beneath ponchos, tents and coats. Some devotees wore costumes of the character, and Lara Teresa, 16, even travelled from Germany for the occasion.
Tuesday 05 July 2011
Friday 24 June 2011
Harry Potter author JK Rowling unveiled her latest project yesterday, Pottermore, an interactive website aimed at encouraging reading among young people.
Thursday 23 June 2011
Previously unpublished Harry Potter material will be released on a new website in a move described by author JK Rowling as a "give-back" to her millions of fans.
Thursday 23 June 2011
One literary public relations executive needed.
Wednesday 01 June 2011
Today is International Children's Day. Although it doesn't have a particularly high profile in Britain, it is celebrated widely across Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and South America and markes the anniversary of the world conference or the Well-being of Children held in Geneva in 1925.
Tuesday 31 May 2011
Monday 30 May 2011
Thursday 31 March 2011
Diana Wynne Jones was one of this country's most talented and inventive writers of speculative fiction. In a career spanning four decades she influenced generations of readers, including many who went on to become authors themselves, and displayed a range and originality in her approach to fantasy writing that made her unique among British novelists.
Tuesday 08 March 2011
Wizards and enchanters who have brought magic to millions, from the tales of King Arthur to the million-selling books of CS Lewis, Sir Terry Pratchett and JK Rowling, feature in Magical Realms, a new set of stamps from the Royal Mail.
Sunday 20 February 2011
Saturday 08 January 2011
An american judge has dismissed a case alleging J K Rowling copied ideas for Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire from The Adventures Of Willy The Wizard by the late Adrian Jacobs.
Friday 07 January 2011
An American judge has dismissed a case alleging that Harry Potter author JK Rowling copied her ideas from another writer.
Tuesday 02 November 2010
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