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The Anne Rowling Clinic (annerowlingclinic.com)
Founded in 2010 and opened in 2013, The Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic at the University of Edinburgh provides out-patient care for patients with Neurodegenerative diseases as well as cutting edge research and clinical trials. 


Founded in 2005, Lumos provides help to institutionalized and disadvantaged children in Eastern Europe and works towards putting an end to the outdated social care systems, helping to move children from institutions to family-based care.

Gingerbread (gingerbread.org.uk):
Gingerbread, originally known as One Parent Families, has helped single parents and their children since 1918. J.K. Rowling has been an Ambassador of the charity for seven years and in 2007 took the honorary position as President.
 
The Latest


The Silkworm
Status: Released
Released: June 19, 2014
Purchase: Bookstores everywhere! 


The Cuckoo's Calling
Status: Released
Released: April 04, 2013
Purchase: Bookstores everywhere! 


The Casual Vacancy
Status: Released
Released: September 27, 2012
Purchase: Bookstores everywhere! 


Pottermore
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Released: n/a
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The Tales of Beedle the Bard
Status: Released
Released: December 4, 2008 (to the public)
Purchase: Bookstores, Amazon.


Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them; Quidditch Through The Ages
Status: Completed
Released: March, 2001
Purchase: Bookstores, Amazon.


Harry Potter Series
Status: Completed
Released: June 30, 1997
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Filed Under: J.K. Rowling // Nov 19 2014

The latest version of Scottish Monopoly has just been released and no shocker here, J.K. Rowling is among the famous Scots!

A new version of the board game Monopoly, which celebrates the best of Scotland, is going on sale.

But games chiefs fear they could end up in their own jail after including a space for English-born Harry Potter author JK Rowling.

The makers of the game said a section featuring famous contemporary Scots had proved “challenging”.

Colin Fisher, from Winning Moves UK, said: “The board is a celebration of everything Scottish in arguably the nation’s most momentous year ever.

“The contemporary personality set of famous Scots of today proved more challenging. We did some polling and two who fared very well were adopted Scots – Rod Stewart and JK Rowling.

Read more by clicking here! We got a great idea! A WHOLE broad game on J.K. Rowling! Someone call the patent office quick!



Filed Under: Exclusive, Harry Potter Series // Nov 16 2014

Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio Tour in London held an exclusive premiere party for their new exhibit ‘Hogwarts In The Snow’. Always J.K. Rowling was honored to be invited! Emily Strong aka the woman who solved J.K. Rowling’s Twitter anagram went to represent us.

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The sound of Hedwig’s Theme fills the crisp November air as we walk toward the J stage entrance across the car park. Whether your first or hundredth visit, the sense of excitement is always the same, and as we walk across the threshold, glimpsing the gigantic glistening Christmas tree, it is easy to see why. Enormous portraits of the cast stare down at us from the walls, and the smell of mulled wine fills the entrance hall. We collect our tickets for the launch event and a familiar anticipation descends as we wait for our tour to be called. The canteen, coffee shop and gift shop all bear signs of the Christmas theme to come, and the cheerful, friendly staff offer to take photos of us as we wait.

Soon we are called forward for our tour, and after receiving a gift each of a replica wand, we move through to the first room. Following an enthusiastic welcome from one of the effervescent guides, and an introductory video, we are ushered into a theatre through the far end of the first room. Upon sitting, we are quickly asked to stand for the entrance of a special guest, and the purpose of our wands is apparent; we are to receive a dueling lesson from the worlds only wand work choreographer, Paul Harris! After much poking, prodding and laughter, we settle down to watch a second video about the making of the films.

I will not spoil the surprise for readers who are yet to visit, but the reveal of the Great Hall really is breath taking. So too are the twinkling Christmas decorations, long tables laden with festive food, and the dozen or so tall Christmas trees, complete with circling witches on miniature broomsticks. A fire crackles in the huge fireplace, and at the top of the hall wait the Hogwarts staff, surveying the incoming guests. We take our time absorbing the scene, and only once we have exhausted every photo opportunity do we move on to the rest of the equally impressive tour. Continue by clicking here!

Read the rest of our exclusive by clicking here! A huge thank you to Warner Brothers for the invite & to Emily Strong for representing us! The exhibit will be going on til February 1st, 2015! Make sure you go while you can!



Filed Under: Charity, J.K. Rowling, Lumos // Nov 09 2014

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LUMOS and their founder Joanne Rowling have released Behind the Walls, a documentary film highlighting the continuing problems found in institutions and orphanages throughout Europe and other parts of the world. They chose today, the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, to premiere their movie because of the reality of how Europe is still repairing and the youngest citizens are suffering.

Twenty-five years have passed since we saw those images but – unlike the Berlin Wall – harmful institutions have not been consigned to history, and most of the children who live in them are still NOT orphans but separated from their families as a result of grinding poverty, disability and discrimination.

Jo founded Lumos in 2004 after seeing a picture of a child kept in a caged bed in one of the institutions. Since then they have worked on behalf of the 8 million children who live in institutions, to improve their living and health conditions, and to reunite them with families. Please read more, view their film online, and take action with one of their projects. Thank you.



Filed Under: Exclusive, Interview // Nov 06 2014

Always J.K. Rowling had the pleasure of interviewing Awesome Premise Productions! Sienna and Aylia (producers & actresses from the production company) spoke to us about their latest project. They are in the process of making a film of the wizarding fairytale “The Fountain of Fair Fortune” which is one of the stories from J.K. Rowling’s ‘The Tales of Beedle the Bard’! Below is our first ever video interview!

An amazingly awesome fan based production group called ‘Awesome Premise Productions‘ is going to film each wizarding fairytale J.K. Rowling wrote in ‘The Tales of Beedle the Bard’ starting with “The Fountain of Fair Fortune”. Their creativity and incredible talent shines so bright, we could have sworn they’d taken out their wands (#Lumos)! The first thing that popped into our heads when we saw their KickStarter’s presentation was Ron’s famous line “wicked“! Of course, we wanted to know more! Check out the video below for our first ever video interview!

A special thanks to Sienna and Aylia! Please make sure you check out the full preview of their upcoming film, by clicking here and if you have $5 to spare, donate to help make this magical fairytale come to life!… Continue to read by clicking here!

Thanks again, Awesome Premise Productions! We can’t wait to see “The Fountain of Fair Fortune”!



Filed Under: Harry Potter Series, J.K. Rowling, Pottermore // Oct 31 2014

Happy Halloween! Jo’s promised treats appeared on Pottermore this morning bringing fans new exclusive content from the pen of J.K. Rowling. The new chapters for Book 5: Order of the Phoenix are up and Jo’s new writing gives us more information about Professor Sybil Trelawney, the horrible “High Inquisitor” Dolores Umbridge, and a list of the Ministers of Magic. We also learned more about The Black Family’s home Number 12 Grimmauld Place, the magical creatures Thestrals, and the wizard prison, Azkaban – a horrifying tale about the origins of Dementors.

The lengthy entry about Dolores Umbridge has been eagerly looked forward to by much of the fandom this week, though she is usually vote the least liked character. So now we learn that she has always been bitter and hateful, even as a child. And her mother was a Muggle, which Dolores was ashamed of. After her parents’ divorce, she never saw her mother or Squib brother again. She cheated and lied her way through the Ministry of Magic, and apparently tried to catch a powerful husband, though never succeeded. Jo also added personal thoughts about the people who inspired such an awful character. There was a teacher in her past, who dressed child-like, and “whom I disliked intensely on sight.” Though she was not cruel like Umbridge, she certainly made an impression on Jo. But there was another woman, who worked with Jo and had kittens around the office despite a hateful personality. That sounds more like Umbridge.

“A love of all things saccharine often seems present where there is a lack of real warmth or charity.”

 

Trelawney’s story is a bit more pleasant, though “she is at least 90 percent fraud.” She also is half-Muggle interestingly enough. We also learned all-new info from Jo, in the Hall of Prophecy, about “Naming Seers” which is an interesting way to choose a baby name for wizards.

If you have not joined Pottermore.com yet, there is a lot more content to come! OotP seems to be incomplete (where’s Grawp?) and two more books will be revealed in the future. New content from Jo about her wonderful Wizard World is definitely a treat any day!



Filed Under: Awards, Cormoran Strike Series, The Silkworm // Oct 31 2014

med_97b31b3bbb89ec77dea26a80b209ad48 ‘The Silkworm’ written by J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith was just voted “The Best Book For Autumn” by Granice.pl, a Polish book site. This award was followed by a tweet on Robert’s official Twitter account. Congrats!

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Looking forward to the next Strike adventure! We know more awards will follow!



Filed Under: Exclusive, Interview // Oct 28 2014

A hidden gem amongst the Harry Potter fandom is an amazing production team telling the untold tales in Harry Potter. We recently found them & were blown away by their talent. The special effects are so realistic! We could have sworn it was an official Warner Brothers production! ‘Harry Potter Untold Tales’ created by Justin Zagri should be on all Potterhead’s radar! Their first film ‘The Greater Good’ based on Albus, Aberforth, and Ariana Dumbledore fight with Gellert Grindelwald (a scene mentioned in ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’) is below. Be prepared to be flying off your broomsticks! We certainly were!

They will be unveiling a new film production about Snape and the Marauders November 8th. We couldn’t wait so we had a little chat with them to see what we can expect!… To continue click here!

Read more of our exclusive interview here! Thank you Justin and keep a look out for “Severus Snape and the Marauders” coming November 8th!



Filed Under: Pottermore, Twitter // Oct 24 2014

If you are not already following Pottermore‘s Trick or Treats this week, keep your eyes peeled for more before Halloween! They have been dropping #PottermoreTreat and #PottermoreTrick posts including clues about the new exclusive content by J.K. Rowling that will be released on October 31st on the Pottermore site.

It looks like Book 5: The Order of the Phoenix will be available on Pottermore and we will get more information from Jo. So far we have seen pictures of Thestrals and #12 Grimmauld Place, so look for more background about them. There is beautiful original art for them on Pottermore Insider too.

One of the recent Tricks seems to clearly point to a story about dear Professor Trelawny. But then, that could be a trick…

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Robert Stephen Hawker was a 19th century Cornish poet whose poem The Song of the Western Men is also known as “Trelawny’s Army” because it is about the 17th century imprisonment of several bishops, including Bishop Jonathon Trelawny, whose name is used almost as a battle cry. The poem is something of an anthem in Cornwall even today.

There was also news that we will learn more about her nemesis Professor Dolores Umbridge and her early life.

 “The new exclusive J.K. Rowling content provides a rich, 1,700-word back story about Umbridge’s life filled with many new details, as well as Rowling’s revealing first-person thoughts and reflections about the character.”

That could be pretty scary, she’s really so awful, but perfect for Halloween. Either way, we will definitely be getting a lot of treats from Jo and we will keep you up-to-date!

Stay tuned for an announcement about treats we are working on too!

 



Filed Under: J.K. Rowling // Oct 24 2014

According to Paul Fraser Collectibles, J.K. Rowling’s autograph ranks in at forth place of the “Most Valuable Autographs in the World”, right behind Prince William (3rd place), Paul McCartney (2nd place), and at first Fidel Castro!

The average price for one of the Yate-born writer’s signed books is now £1,950, showing an increase of 11 per cent from last year.

“Demand for J.K. Rowling’s signature has grown so much that she now refuses to sign her books except in extraordinary circumstances,” said memorabilia expert Paul Fraser. “And with demand for these rare examples of her signature continually rising – due to increasing numbers of her fans now reaching wage-earning age – we have the perfect recipe for price rises.

Check out this article & Paul Fraser Collectibles official website for more information! Keep hold of your autographs because their value will only continue to go up!



Filed Under: J.K. Rowling, Novels, Twitter // Oct 24 2014

J.K. Rowling took to Twitter to straighten up the story which had been published by the UK’s Daily Mail. In the article, the Daily Mail claimed to have seen Jo ordering a drink after handing in a ‘love’ story. Jo shot the article right down with three simple tweets.

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No love story is on the way but we are pretty sure we can expect another Cormoran Strike novel!


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