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Happy First Birthday Mackenzie Jean Rowling Murray!

Posted by: sue
January 23, 2006, 11:57 AM

Everyone, please join us as we send joyous Happy First Birthday wishes to Mackenzie Jean Rowling Murray. The third child of our favorite author was born one year ago today, and readers will remember that Jo dedicated Half-Blood Prince to her newest little one, writing "To Mackenzie, my beautifulContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Romanian Visit and Interview to be Broadcast on TV, Internet

Posted by: sue
January 23, 2006, 10:56 AM

Previously, we told you that author J.K. Rowling would be visiting Romania to take part in a charity dinner as part of an effort to help raise funds and awareness of the plight of orphans in Eastern Europe. This visit is to take place this week, on January 25th and the 26th.Continued...

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Signed JKR Item to Be Previewed This Weekend

Posted by: Melissa
January 23, 2006, 05:32 AM

The signed item that J.K. Rowling has donated to Book Aid International is, as was the last, a secretive document that, is written on A3 (11x16") paper, "involves Harry Potter, is signed by her and involves the phrase, 'between the lines.' There will be a preview of it in the DailyContinued...

Charity

JKR Donates Handwritten Item to BookAid International for Auction

Posted by: Melissa
January 20, 2006, 01:18 PM

We're really happy to revisit history a bit on this page, to announce J.K. Rowling has donated a handwritten, signed item to Book Aid International for its fundraising auction.
Bloomsbury Auctions of Mayfair, London, will play host to the auction, which is also supported by JeremyContinued...

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HBP Book Thief Sentenced to Prison Term

Posted by: sue
January 19, 2006, 09:10 AM

In June of last year, we reported on the case of two men, who stole early copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and then tried to sell them to the tabloids. These men were later caught and arrested. Today, one of the men involved was sentenced to four - and -a half years in jail for his involvementContinued...

Charity

JKR's Romania Visit is Confirmed

Posted by: Melissa
January 15, 2006, 06:13 PM

Earlier this week, we told you that J.K. Rowling was expected to attend a dinner on January 25 in Bucharest, as part of the charity event "Romania for Europe's children." Today's Bucharest Daily News confirms that our favorite author, who became a member of the organization just a week ago, willContinued...

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JKR May Visit Romania This Month

Posted by: Melissa
January 11, 2006, 02:29 PM

As was reported yesterday in the Tatler interview with J.K. Rowling, our favorite author is involved in a project to help impoverished Eastern European orphans. Today's Bucharest Daily News reports that Ms. Rowling is expected to take part in charity dinner on January 25 in Bucharest, as part of the charityContinued...

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Scans and Pics of Jo Rowling in The Tatler; Title Tidbits and More

Posted by: Melissa
January 10, 2006, 04:26 PM

Thanks Tom, for sending us scans of The Tatler article featuring Jo Rowling, which include some stunning new pics of the author.
The article sugests a title is decided upon for the seventh book ("I so nearly told you the title," she tells the reporter, "it almostContinued...

JKR Interviews

J.K. Rowling Confirms New Children's Book Written; Will Host New Charity Ball in March

Posted by: sue
January 09, 2006, 11:47 PM

In the new interview published in the February edition of Tatler magazine that we told you about below, author J.K. Rowling confirms again that she has written a new children's book and more. In extended excerpts now posted online from the magazine, Jo talksContinued...

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New J.K. Rowling Interview in Tatler Magazine

Posted by: sue
January 09, 2006, 09:11 PM

The Telegraph newspaper has posted brief excerpts from a new interview with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling that is published in the new issue of Tatler magazine. In this interview, JKR speaks about losing her mother to multiple sclerosis, and the impact it had on her.

"I know I was writing HarryContinued...

Books

Signed Copy of HBP Goes for £4500 on eBay

Posted by: Melissa
January 08, 2006, 08:13 PM

We told you about the autographed copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince that J.K. Rowling donated to be auctioned for the charity Peace Hospice. The auction closed today, and the winning bid was £4500 -- that's $7,965.45 according to today's exchange rate. CongratulationsContinued...

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Dear Diary...J.K.Rowling Updates on Website

Posted by: sue
January 05, 2006, 07:27 AM

Our favorite author updated her site today with some New Year's Writing Resolutions in her new Diary section of her website. She listed five goals, including this one:

2. Do not lose any more notebooks.
After a somewhat panicky few weeks I have finally located a missing notebook. As always when I mislayContinued...

Book Awards

"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" Wins Oppenheim Award

Posted by: sue
January 04, 2006, 12:45 PM

We know this news is slow in coming but The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio 2006 Platinum Awards were announced and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was named as one of the best books for children in the" Early School Years" category. The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio is an independentContinued...

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Followup: JKR Signed HBP Book on Ebay for Charity

Posted by: sue
January 04, 2006, 10:22 AM

A few days ago we told you that author J.K. Rowling had donated a specially signed copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to be auctioned off for the charity Peace Hospice in the UK. The bidding has now started on Ebay, which you can see via this link. This is an autographed first editionContinued...

Misc

Scotland's Hot 100 List

Posted by: sue
January 02, 2006, 10:27 AM

Reader Amoscotia let us know that the Scottish magazine "The List" published their Hot 100 list, and it contained a few people from the Harry Potter world. Cover boy and Potter actor David Tennant (Barty Crouch Jr.) took the top spot. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was listed at number 63, and actor Robbie ColtraneContinued...

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