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JK Rowling will not abandon home planet
01 October 2012 09:40 AM
Not only is IV's favourite taxpayer loyal to her country, she's also loyal to Earth.
The Harry Potter author has revealed she turned down a place on Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic scheme, which is offering space tourism trips to a few lucky (and wealthy) passengers.
"For a mere £2million, I could have been on the shuttle. But I turned it down," said Rowling, though she did not expand on her reasons.
Rowling's first novel for adults, The Casual Vacancy was released last week to mixed reviews.