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J.K. Rowling to Attend Special Dinner with Mrs. Obama in London

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: sue
March 31, 2009, 06:38 PM

The President of the United States Barack Obama is making a diplomatic visit to the United Kingdom, and there will be a special dinner held for the spouses of those attending the G20 summit, which will take place this week. Sarah Brown, wife of the UK Prime Minister, is hosting the event tomorrow night for Michele Obama, wife of the President, at 10 Downing Street, and among the guests will be Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. The Times reports that "seated on one side of Mrs Obama will be J. K. Rowling, the author; on the other will be Kelly Holmes, the double Olympic gold medallist."

The paper continues:

Mrs Brown is in charge of the spouses’ programme and has given much thought to tonight’s table plan. Rowling, the Harry Potter author who wrote the first of her best-selling books when she was living on benefits as a single mother in a mice-infested Edinburgh flat, has long been a vocal Labour supporter. Last year she gave £1 million to the party...The menu, prepared by the chef Jamie Oliver, will feature seasonal produce including Welsh lamb, Jersey Royal new potatoes and asparagus from Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly."

You can read more on this event here from the Guardian. Readers will recall both the Obamas have spoken several times in the past (video on YouTube here) about being Harry Potter fans, and reading the books with their daughters. We are hoping to have photos from this event, and will update with more when we can.

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1925 Points

Michele Obama is lucky!! Thats cool that our first family likes harry potter!!

Posted by Parkinsonpansy on April 02, 2009, 04:15 PM report to moderator
1925 Points

Michele Obama is lucky!! Thats cool that our first family likes harry potter!!

Posted by Parkinsonpansy on April 02, 2009, 04:15 PM report to moderator
1091 Points

Amazingggg!! Obama just keeps getting awesomer.

Posted by LoSushi! [[ ROAR ]] on April 02, 2009, 04:41 PM report to moderator
32 Points

That is sooo awesome!! Wish I could be there!

Posted by crossbones217 on April 02, 2009, 06:05 PM report to moderator
109 Points

all i can say is WOW

Posted by ellamia on April 02, 2009, 10:48 PM report to moderator
4024 Points

Ohhh that’s so cool! :D x

362 Points

I would LOVE to sit at that table while this is going on…just think of the conversation…I mean, what WOULD these women talk about???

Posted by fantasylover12001 on April 03, 2009, 01:14 PM report to moderator
1046 Points

what a powerful lunch

Posted by bec majec *roar* on April 04, 2009, 07:45 AM report to moderator
40068 Points

ok cool :)

Posted by NoeLover42 on April 09, 2009, 04:07 AM report to moderator
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