JK Rowling will not abandon home planet


Click to follow
The Independent Online

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.