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JK Rowling

Harry Potter fans get Scotland’s first national quidditch team

Scotland’s first national quidditch team is set to compete in the Quidditch Premier League - and one potential player says it’s not all about Harry Potter.

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Harry Potter fan Ross Millican holds a rare first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Picture: Julie Bull/TSPL

Harry Potter first edition sells for record £60,000

A rare first-edition Harry Potter book sold at auction for a record-breaking £60,000 - more than 5,000 times its original £10.99 price tag.

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Harry Potter author JK Rowling. Picture: PA

JK Rowling compares Brexit ‘media bias’ claims to Yes campaign

JK Rowling has taken to Twitter to blast a prominent Leave politician who complained of biased Brexit coverage, comparing them to Yes campaigners.

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JK Rowling has apologised via Twitter. Picture; File Pic

JK Rowling issues apology over Donald Trump tweets

JK Rowling has apologised for wrongly accusing President Donald Trump of ignoring a disabled child.

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J.K. Rowling tweeted about Donald Trump but has so far not deleted the tweets despite requests from Piers Morgan. Picture: John Phillips/Getty Images

Piers Morgan calls JK Rowling ‘lying hypocrite’ over Trump tweets

Piers Morgan has called JK Rowling “a shameless, lying hypocrite” on Twitter following the author’s tweets about US President Donald Trump’s alleged refusal to shake a disabled child’s hand.

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JK Rowling attends a charity evening hosted by JK Rowling to raise funds for 'Lumos' a charity.  (Photo by Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images)

JK Rowling wrote secret manuscript on a party dress

Harry Potter author JK Rowling says she has written a secret manuscript on a party dress - and it’s hanging in her closet.

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Harry Potter author J.K Rowling.PA Photo: David Cheskin.

JK Rowling named world’s wealthiest author

Forbes has named Harry Potter author JK Rowling as the world’s wealthiest author this year.

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First Harry Potter book to be translated into Scots language. Picture PA

Harry Potter to become a Scots speaker in new book

AS the literary world celebrates the 20th anniversay of Harry Potter first hitting the bookstands, a new version of the first book is to be published in Scots language.

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Nicolson's claims to the true birthplace of Harry Potter. Picture: Pamela Grigg for News/Stephanie Todd

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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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. Picture:  Robert Perry

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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