Joanne Rowling was born in July 1965 at Yate General Hospital in England and grew up in Chepstow, Gwent where she went to Wyedean Comprehensive. She studied at Exeter University, where she earned a French and Classics degree, her course including one year in Paris. As a postgraduate she moved to London and worked as a researcher at Amnesty International among other jobs.
She started writing the Harry Potter series during a delayed Manchester to London King’s Cross train journey, and during the next five years, outlined the plots for each book and began writing the first novel.
She married in October 1992 and gave birth to a daughter in 1993. When the marriage ended, she and Jessica returned to the UK to live in Edinburgh after living in Portugal for a few years.
As well as an OBE for services to children’s literature, J.K. Rowling is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees including the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord, France’s Légion d’Honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and she has been a Commencement Speaker at Harvard University USA. She supports a wide number of charitable causes through her charitable trust Volant, and is the founder of Lumos, a charity working to transform the lives of disadvantaged children.
J.K. Rowling lives in Edinburgh with her husband and three children.
Dear Harry. I am sorry for all you have been trough and I understand that you cannot see that adults really have your best interest at heart when you are 15 but please give your friends a break.
In this book Harry is very moody and angry. Though most of his feelings are explained it really bursts the bubble of Harry being the hero. It even made me very angry when he was screaming at Ron and Hermione again and again.
This book is way darker than the first 4 books in this series. There is a light form of depression hanging over the pages which catches on soon enough pulling you in all the darkness of this book. I caught myself cheering for characters that are not even main characters like Ginny and Neville. They are true heroes in this book. Still I loved it and I could not put the book down. It feels like it is preparing you for the end-game of the series but there are still two books too go.
Specially the explanation of Dumbledore on Harry's scar is very promising for the future books. While reading that part I could not help myself but cry. For Harry who lost friends and felt guilty but also for Dumbledore who obviouly struggled to give Harry the bad news.
Harry Potter en de orde van de Feniks
Author: J.K. Rowling
Publisher: De Harmonie
Pages: 668 (This book is part of the Tea and Books reading Challenge)
Original title: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Series: Yes, Harry Potter #5
de Harmonie: Hardcover| Paperback