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JK Rowling

Edinburgh cafe’s claim to be true birthplace of Harry Potter

Ask most Harry Potter fans where JK Rowling first conjured up the boy wizard and they will point to the Elephant House cafe on Edinburgh’s George IV Bridge.

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Twenty years since "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was first published, inspiring a generation of young readers -- and their parents -- it is hard to imagine Rowling before the seven Harry Potter books.
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Harry Potter fans mark 20 years since J.K. Rowling’s famous book

Harry Potter fans around the world will today celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first book about The Boy Who Lived.

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JK Rowling has become a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour for her services to literature and philanthropy. Picture: Dan Hallman/Invision/AP

JK Rowling becomes Companion of Honour for charity work

She is one of the world’s most successful authors and has made millions through her stories that captivated a worldwide audience.

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Harry Potter author JK Rowling. Picture: PA

Author slams JK Rowling’s ‘insatiable’ social media needs

Best-selling novelist Joanna Trollope has compared JK Rowling to Kim Kardashian West as the writer condemned the Harry Potter’s creator’s “insatiable” appetite for social media.

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J.K. Rowling said Donald Trump put 'valued institutions in potential jeopardy'. Picture: Dan Hallman/AP

JK Rowling brands Donald Trump a ‘bigot’

One of the world’s most successful authors has branded the president-elect of the United States a “bigot” in a passionate defence of free speech.

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JK Rowling befriended Bana Alabed on Twitter. Picture: Getty Images

Syrian girl who befriended JK Rowling on Twitter evacuated

A Syrian girl who was sent books by JK Rowling has been evacuated to safety.

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Tilda Swinton blasts Harry Potter for ‘romanticising boarding schools’

Actress Tilda Swinton has hit out at Harry Potter for ‘romanticising boarding schools’.

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Syrian home of Harry Potter fan sent books by JK Rowling bombed

Syrian home of Harry Potter fan sent books by JK Rowling bombed

The Syrian home of a young Harry Potter fan who was sent books by JK Rowling has been destroyed by bombing.

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JK Rowling sends books to Syrian fan

JK Rowling has sent Harry Potter books to a young fan in Syria after her mother messaged the author to ask how her daughter could get hold of the novels.

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J.K. Rowling attends the 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' World Premiere in New York,. Picture: AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

JK Rowling “delighted” with Depp in Harry Potter prequel

JK ROWLING said she was “delighted” Johnny Depp had been cast in the Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

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J. K. Rowling and Eddie Redmayne attend the 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' World Premiere in New York. Picture: AFP PHOTO /ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

JK Rowling felt “bleak” about Trump ahead of US visit

JK Rowling said she was in a “bleak mood” travelling to America but refused to speak about Donald Trump as she promoted Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be released next week.

JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them set for world premiere

JK Rowling’s highly-anticipated Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them will receive its world premiere today.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be released next month.

JK Rowling plans five Fantastic Beasts films

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has revealed she has planned scripts for at least four further Fantastic Beasts films.

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Outlander is in the running to be named Scotland's greatest screen adaptation.

Outlander and Trainspotting in running to be named Scotland's top screen adaptation

Outlander, Harry Potter, Trainspotting and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie will battle it out against Rob Roy, The 39 Steps and Whisky Galore in a public poll to decide Scotland’s greatest screen adaptation.
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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. Picture: PA

JK Rowling urges fans not to give money to orphanages

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has urged her fans not to give money to orphanages.

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JK Rowling was taking part in a Facebook Live chat. Picture: PA

JK Rowling tells fans to stop giving money to orphanages

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has urged her fans not to give money to orphanages.

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As an Owen Smith supporter, JK Rowling is engaged in a war of tweets with followers of Jeremy Corbyn. Picture: Rob Stothard/Getty

Dani Garavelli: Politics is for Muggles not wizards, JK

She’s earned her cash, she’s earned her right to speak out on social media, but it’s time JK Rowling remembered her characters aren’t real people, writes Dani Garavelli

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Ewen Bremner, Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlisle in Danny Boyles 1995 film of Irvine Welshs Trainspotting. Picture: Kobal Collection

BBC Scotland launches contest to find Scotland’s favourite novel

A contest to find Scotland’s favourite novels is being launched by BBC Scotland today to encourage reading.

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Rowling: Play will travel widely. Picture: Getty

JK Rowling glad Harry Potter play has had no spoilers

JK Rowling has said how happy she is that Harry Potter And The Cursed Child had its premiere without any spoilers leaking.

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JK Rowling said David Cameron's legacy would be breaking up two unions. Picture: AP

JK Rowling says Brexit will hasten Scottish independence

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has said that the Brexit vote will hasten Scottish independence.

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