A SUCCESS STORY
Complete her biography ,use the sites : http://www.jkrowling.com/en/thankyou.cfm
Date and place of birth :..Chipping Sodbury (Gloucestershire))31st july 1965
Sisters? Brothers? Name(s):..one sister Diana..(Di
She was sociable good at sports imaginative shy interested in books .
Her Favourite pastimes:.pottery making,drawing,story writing .
« Rabbit » was her .1st story ...at the age of six
When she was 9 , her parents went to live in ..Tutshill in Wales
Teenage years :
Name of her secondary school:.Wyedanfrom the age of ....11..to 18
Name of her best friend :..Sean Harris (she dedicated him... « The Chamber of Secrets »....)........................
Her ambition : be a writer.........................................................
A tragic family event :.her mother developed multiple sclerosis
In 1983 :.She studied...French at ...the university of Exceter
She spent one year in France to improve her French.
1st job after university :.She worked for Amnesty International
30th December 1990:..Her mother died aged 45
1991: Place of living :..Portugal
Job:..Teacher of English in a language institute
Marriage : to a Portuguese TV journalist
Child's name :....Jessica
Happy ending?....Divorce 2001
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Place of living in 1994 :..Scotland(Edinburgh ..where her sister lived
She was a teacher out of work ......out of ...work
She spent her time ..writing her novel
THE MAKING OF « HARRY POTTER »
Justify in any case
She invented the name « Potter » W
..She played with 2 children named Potter ,she liked their name .
In 1990,The idea of telling the story of a boy who was a wizard came to her on a train. R
.While she was on a four- hour - delayed train trip from Manchester to London she developed the idea of a young wizard in her head (as she didn't have a pen ) .
.She started writing that very evening but it took her 5 years to achieve her novel.
She finished her manuscript in Edimburgh ,writing in cafés when her baby was asleep . R
.Whenever her daughter was asleep in her pushchair ,she would dash to the nearest café and write.
..No,it took her a year to find a publisher
.In August 1996 When Boombury made an offer ,she « couldn't believe her ears »
She is remarried to .Neil Michael Murray ..an anaesthesist
Number of children:.2 Name(s)..Gordon and Jean
Place of living :...Scotland where she has several houses
Now ,she has written ..7 Harry Potter books , she has been given many awards and she is one of the richest women in the world!
Books in French
Harry Potter à l’école des sorciers (1997)
Harry Potter et la chambre des secrets (1998)
Harry Potter et le prisonnier d’Azkaban (1999)
Harry Potter et la coupe de feu (2000)
Harry Potter et l’Ordre du phénix (2003)
Harry Potter et le prince de sang-mêlé (2005)
Harry Potter et les Reliques de la Mort (2007)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (26 June 1997)(titled Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the USA
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2 July 1998)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (8 July 1999)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (8 July 2000)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (16 July 2005)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (21 July 2007)
Read the F.A.Q. ( frequently asked questions)and answer .
How many hours a day does she spend writing ?
- 6 hours a day.
Who is her favourite character ?