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.
The last book already and I had such a great time with all of them. I love the ending of the Harry Potter series and I think it shows important lessons that can be learned. Still it is sad that good people have to die sometimes to overcome the bad.
In the last book all the known characters alive and dead come back for the grand finale. While trying to fulfill the assignment Dumbledore gave him Harry, Hermione and Ron are traveling trough a country that is living in fear because of the new reign. Not only wizards and witches are in dangers but Muggles notice a lot of bad things happening too. It is easy to feel the tension building up in the story and I was pulled in and did not want to let go. The moment you feel that they survived one thing and want to take a breath the next situation is there and even more tense. If I had a sixth star in my rating system this book would get it.
Harry Potter en de relieken van de dood
Author: J.K. Rowling
Publisher: De Harmonie
Original title: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Series: Yes, Harry Potter #7
de Harmonie: Hardcover| Paperback