JK Rowling will not abandon home planet


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.