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A SUCCESS STORY

Complete her biography ,use the sites : http://www.jkrowling.com/en/thankyou.cfm

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JK.Rowling

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Date and place of birth :..Chipping Sodbury (Gloucestershire))31st july 1965



Parents' place of origin :...London

Sisters? Brothers? Name(s):..one sister Diana..(Di


Her childhood :
At the age of 4, her parents moved to .Winterbourne(on the outskirts ofBristol)

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


Later education:

In 1983 :.She studied...French at ...the university of Exceter

She spent one year in France to improve her French.

Early career

1st job after university :.She worked for Amnesty International

:Place .London

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

J.K.Rowling (part 2)

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 her novel « Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone »after that and it took her a very short time . W

.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.


When she sent her manuscript , publishers were immediately interested . W

..No,it took her a year to find a publisher


In1996, the publisher « Bloomsbury » accepted to publish it and it became a bestseller . R

.In August 1996 When Boombury made an offer ,she « couldn't believe her ears »

Present life

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)
In English

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 Order of the Phoenix (21 June 2003)


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 ?

- Hermione


What Hogwarts house would she be in ?

Gryffindor

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