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A Time Turner for Charity

Posted by: Kristin
October 11, 2004, 06:32 AM

The Scotsman reports that Jo Rowling donated a time turner from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban to a charity auction in benefit of Edinburgh's Maggie's Centre, which supports cancer patients.
Thanks to Veritaserum for the link!


Jo Rowling Mini-book

Posted by: Kristin
October 06, 2004, 06:51 AM has posted an image of the small, handwritten book by Jo Rowling that will be auctioned at Sotheby's in London November 1st for the charitable organization 999 Club.
Thanks to HarryLatino for the link!


The HBP FAQ: Everything There is to Know about Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (If You're not J.K. Rowling)

Posted by: Melissa
October 05, 2004, 08:54 AM

Well, it's up at last! We have been waiting to go live with this since the title was announced and since our server got set up but it's taken a while to work out all the bugs.
"The HBP FAQ: Everything There is to KnowContinued...

Updates at

Posted by: Kristin
October 04, 2004, 12:24 PM

Our favorite author has updated her website. For the answer to the poll question (What did Dumbledore's Howler to Aunt Petunia mean?), as well as to other things that have had us wondering (How old exactly are Bill and Charlie?), see her F.A.Q., then jump over the Rubbish Bin, where she debunks yet another rumor asContinued...

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It's Official: Jo Rowling is 'Cool'

Posted by: Kristin
September 29, 2004, 05:56 AM

From the London Times:
The Cool Brandleaders Council panel of experts, tasked with identifying all things hip, has noted that author Jo Rowling is 2004's Coolest Author.

Other people, places, and things as cool as Jo?

Coolest fashion brands
1. Diesel
2. Agent Provocateur
3. Chanel
4. Puma
5. Topshop

Coolest motors


HBP "Early Next Year" Release Rumors False

Posted by: Melissa
September 23, 2004, 12:42 AM

A TimesOnline article said today that Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince was "expected to be released early next year."
This is not true. As a trusted source has said, all that's definite is that it will possibly be released next year. JKR is still writing the book (which also puts to restContinued...

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Happy Birthday Hermione!

Posted by: Melissa
September 18, 2004, 06:18 PM

As JK reminds us, today (Sept. 19 in the UK) is Hermione Granger's birthday.

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A Letter to Jo

Posted by: Kristin
September 18, 2004, 06:05 AM

Harry Potter Lexicon and MuggleNet have joined together to compose a letter to Ms. Rowling, asking her to consider clearing up a few things about the Potter universe. A few of the questions asked are:
*You've told us that Hermione's birthday is September 19. When she first came to Hogwarts, then, was she nearly eleven yearsContinued...

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Rowling Nominated for Award

Posted by: Kristin
September 16, 2004, 11:22 AM

Jo Rowling has been nominated for the 2005 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, which was created in 2002 by the Swedish government, and is offered in memory of the beloved Pippi Longstocking author.
The prize of 5 million Swedish crowns (about $600,000 American Dollars) is decided upon by jury, and is awarded based on 'life-timeContinued...

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JKR Sifts Through Trash with "Rubbish Bin," Uploads New Hidden Info

Posted by: Melissa
September 16, 2004, 06:54 AM

rubbishbinwrapper.jpgIf you click the gum wrapper between the notepad and dreggy teacup (right below a recently-placed marble - perhaps Remembrall? - that sits next to the pen cup) on J.K. Rowling's desk on, you'll find a new section called called Rubbish Bin. As JKR explains it:Continued...


"Hagrid not the Half-Blood Prince" Rumor Partially Confirmed

Posted by: Melissa
September 15, 2004, 06:51 AM

Yesterday Mugglenet posted that two of their readers who attended the Edinburgh Book Festival reported to them that J.K. Rowling revealed in private conversation that Hagrid is not the Half-Blood Prince. We've been able to confirm through a separate source that we trust, that at leastContinued...

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MuggleNet Wins New Fan Site Award at

Posted by: sue
September 06, 2004, 01:20 PM

The newest winner of the fan site award from has been announced. We at Leaky send our best wishes to to the great group at MuggleNet. Congratulations!

"It's high time I paid homage to the mighty MuggleNet. Where to start? I love the design, (I currently favour the 'Dementor'Continued...

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Sunday Mail Prints Retraction, Apologizes to Rowling

Posted by: Kristin
September 06, 2004, 08:35 AM

The Sunday Mail has apologized for printing that Jo Rowling based Harry Potter character Gilderoy Lockhart on her ex-husband Jorge Arantes.
Thanks to Maureen for the link.

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How Odd! New Wizard of the Month at

Posted by: sue
August 31, 2004, 06:39 PM

How odd...check out the new Wizard of the Month at

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JKR Scotland's "Most Powerful Woman"

Posted by: sue
August 31, 2004, 10:21 AM

The Scotsman has a list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Scotland, and Harry Potter author J.K.Rowling holds the number one spot.

"In terms of international prestige, national influence and an ability to change daily lives, Joanne Rowling is in a league of her own. No other woman in Scotland commands theContinued...

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