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Video of J.K. Rowling from Beedle the Bard Launch

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Melissa
January 15, 2009, 10:20 PM

Bloomsbury (whose Beedle the Bard page is here) has updated their YouTube channel today with a video of Jo answering questions asked by children at the Beedle release party (originally reported by Leaky here), about whether her teachers knew she was a good story writer (not sure but it was her favorite subject; least was chemistry, which is why Snape is the potions teacher), Children's High Level Group, her fears (spiders, like Ron and Rupert), and what Edinburgh and real-world places she based her fictional locations on (none).

There's also a video of Jo signing books, reading from The Fountain of Fair Fortune, and a Q&A with a reporter in which she talks about her current project - perhaps.




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Oh I just love listening to Jo read from the book! It just makes it better hearing it from the woman who wrote it, and knowing that the way she is reading it is the way she reads it in her mind. It makes it all that much more amazing. :)

Posted by Lorelai on January 16, 2009, 04:58 PM report to moderator
Tom M

MC8105 – you might have mis-heard her. I think she said “second” film ,not “seventh”. Though I hope you’re right!

Posted by Tom M on January 16, 2009, 06:33 PM report to moderator

Oh my gosh, what in the world would i do if i ever met her? Probly just faint from her aura of awesome. Those kids are so lucky!

Posted by Alice on January 16, 2009, 07:45 PM report to moderator

At Tom M – no, I’m pretty sure she says “seventh”, which would be totally awesome if it was true!

Posted by tiffany on January 17, 2009, 09:19 AM report to moderator

Seeing all those kids/people talking to and getting an autograph from Jo, makes me SO inCREDIBLY jealous!!

Posted by emmy on January 17, 2009, 10:18 AM report to moderator
Mr. Sprout

nice, but if I were that kid, I would not have asked a question about the childrens high level group…

Posted by Mr. Sprout on January 17, 2009, 03:38 PM report to moderator
angela can apparate

i read the story. listening to it, however, i think i understand some of the moral a little better. especially the part about pay me the fruit of your labors. i like the story a little more now.

Posted by angela can apparate on January 18, 2009, 01:50 AM report to moderator
Crown Victoria


Posted by Crown Victoria on January 18, 2009, 11:46 AM report to moderator

yeah Jo is amazing she has made such a difference to my life i just cant begin to imagine a world without Jo and by extention a world without harry potter…

Posted by Freya on January 21, 2009, 10:08 AM report to moderator

yeah the kids look really bored when i met jo two years ago i went utterly speechless and just smiled like a maniac and i didn’t sleep from the moment i knew i was gonna meet her till i met her!!! it was the best day of my life!!!!

Posted by FReya on January 21, 2009, 10:11 AM report to moderator
13596 Points

I bought the collectors edition of Beedle the Bard. It’s a great item and wonderful for charity.

Posted by Garden State Geek on February 24, 2009, 12:47 PM report to moderator
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