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New, More Complete Image of the Black Family Tree

Posted by: Melissa
February 12, 2006, 04:36 PM

Our partners at The Harry Potter Lexicon have sent over a scan from Italian Newspaper La Repubblica, of a more complete version (with some parts still blurred, on Jo Rowling's Request) of the Black Family Tree, which you can see here (a cleaned up version is here, and a redone version (typedContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Writes About Her Experiences in Romania

Posted by: Melissa
February 05, 2006, 12:36 AM

Today's Sunday Times in Britain features an article written by J.K. Rowling in which our favorite author chronicles her efforts to end cage beds in east European mental hospitals. In the piece, Jo describes the article that originally sparked her involvement in this cause, the letter-writingContinued...

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J.K. Rowling to Attend Queen's Birthday Party

Posted by: sue
February 01, 2006, 11:09 PM

The BBC reports today that author J.K. Rowling is among the guests invited to a special celebration at Buckingham Palace in honor of the Queen's 80th birthday to be held on June 25. This party in London, England will "feature a host of characters from Britain's favourite children's books"Continued...

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New Wizard of the Month at JKRowling.com

Posted by: sue
January 31, 2006, 07:09 PM

Yikes! There is a rather ominous new Wizard of the Month for February at JKRowling.com

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J.K. Rowling Recommends List of Classic Books to Read

Posted by: sue
January 31, 2006, 07:45 AM

The Herald has a new report about an effort by the Royal Society of Literature to discuss curriculum in schools today, and recruited several authors to list their suggestions of top books that children should read. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was one such author who participated, and sheContinued...

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Jo Gives Additional Black Family History for Book Aid Auction

Posted by: sue
January 28, 2006, 08:20 AM

Previously we told you that author J.K. Rowling would be donating an item to auction in order to help Book Aid International, a group that helps support literacy in the world's poorest countries. This item was a handwritten paper from JKR. Today, the Daily Telegraph newspaper hasContinued...

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Additional High Res Photos of J.K.Rowling in Romania

Posted by: sue
January 27, 2006, 04:39 PM

Here is a final batch of some nice high res press photos of author J.K. Rowling and her recent trip to Romania with the Children's High Level Group.
Jo signing a copy of Half-Blood Prince
Jo prepares to sign an autograph for Romania's President Traian
Basescu at Cotroceni presidential palaceContinued...

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Screencaps, Video of JKR on Romanian TV

Posted by: Melissa
January 27, 2006, 12:31 PM

Lumos.hu has posted screencaps of J.K. Rowling's brief appearance on Romania's TVR yesterday. Check 'em out!
Thanks, Daisy!
UPDATE: Daisy also sent us the video of Jo's appearance, which you can see at this link. Enjoy! Thanks again Daisy!

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New Interview with J.K. Rowling about Child Welfare

Posted by: sue
January 26, 2006, 05:30 PM

While in Romania, author J.K. Rowling gave a new interview to the Associated Press, discussing her concerns about child welfare and her involvement in the Children's High Level Group. Some excerpts from this interview are now online, and during the course of this interview Jo reiterated whatContinued...

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Half-Blood Prince Wins Recognition from American Library Association

Posted by: sue
January 26, 2006, 03:29 PM

At a conference over the weekend, the American Library Association named Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to the list of Best Books for Young Adults. According to their website, "the books, recommended for ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literatureContinued...

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JKR in Romania: Day Two with Photos and More

Posted by: sue
January 26, 2006, 12:43 PM

J.K. Rowling is in her second day of her visit with the Children's High Level Group visit to Romania as part of an effort to raise awareness and funds for the orphans of Eastern Europe. Last night Jo attended a gala fundraising event, where thousands of dollars were raised from an auction, includingContinued...

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Lucky Fan Meeting with Jo in Romania

Posted by: sue
January 26, 2006, 11:04 AM

As we know, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is in Romania as part of a trip to help improve things for children in Eastern European orphanages. While in Romania, Jo has been making several stops to different places, and one lucky young lady was fortunate enough to meet Jo in one such visit. TLC Reader OanaContinued...

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JKR: "Every Child Deserves a Secure and Loving Environment"

Posted by: sue
January 25, 2006, 10:55 PM

There are some additional stories online now about author J.K. Rowling's trip to Romania as part of the Children's High Level Group effort to improve conditions for children in Eastern European orphanages. The Scotsman reports that at a press conference earlier in Bucharest, Jo said:Continued...

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Photos, More of JKR in Romania

Posted by: sue
January 25, 2006, 11:59 AM

The first of the photos and information about J.K. Rowling and her trip to Romania are now appearing online. Reuters has this photo of Jo, taken at an opening press confernce in Bucharest. Canadian press has this additional photo, including a brief story on the trip. Jo is scheduled to attend a gala fundraising dinnerContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Updates Site with Romanian Visit, Book Seven Info

Posted by: sue
January 25, 2006, 07:07 AM

J.K. Rowling has updated her website today with mention of her trip to Romania, as well as a hint of good news on Book Seven. In her new diary section, she indicates that she is "floating along on this flood of inspiration" in terms of the writing the last Harry Potter novel.Continued...

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