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help to institutionalized and disadvantaged children in Eastern Europe and works towards putting an end to the outdated social care systems, helping to move children from institutions to family-based care.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


Very Good Lives
Status: Pre-order
Release Date: April 14, 2015
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The Silkworm
Status: Released
Released: June 19, 2014
Purchase: Bookstores everywhere! 


The Cuckoo's Calling
Status: Released
Released: April 04, 2013
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The Casual Vacancy
Status: Released
Released: September 27, 2012
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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
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Harry Potter Series
Status: Completed
Released: June 30, 1997
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Philip Errington, author of “J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013” which, is out today, has spoken to us about his official bibliography on J.K. Rowling’s works! Philip is Director for Children’s Books within the Department of Printed Books and Manuscripts at Sotheby’s. He hosted the world record charity auction for “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” back in 2007. The bibliography took five years to write but has now earned J.K. Rowling’s praise! This means we should all be buying a copy!

J.K. Rowling’s official statement on Philip’s bibliography is the following: ‘As someone who respects comprehensive research, I am in awe of the level of detail and amount of time Philip Errington has dedicated to this slavishly thorough and somewhat mind-boggling bibliography.’ – J.K. Rowling

1. Has J.K. Rowling seen your bibliography? If so, what was her reaction?

I have kept J.K. Rowling and Neil Blair, her agent, fully informed of progress over the five years it has taken to write the bibliography. They have seen various drafts at several important moments. J.K. Rowling described the book as “slavishly thorough and somewhat mind-boggling”. That’s possibly the highest praise for which a bibliographer could wish.

2. Did you work closely with J.K. Rowling’s agents and publishers?

Yes, I had the delight of trawling through many archive boxes at Bloomsbury. When someone packs material in a box and sends it off to storage it’s frequently an exercise in reclaiming desk space. They don’t imagine future researchers will sit in a corner sifting through the piles of paper. That was tremendously rewarding. But also the opportunity to ask others to access information has been invaluable. The staff at The Blair Partnership have been exceptionally helpful in trying to uncover precise facts.

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A huge thank you to Mr. Errington & Bloomsbury! You can purchase J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013 by clicking here!



Filed Under: Harry Potter Series, Lumos, Site // Feb 09 2015

Our friends at MuggleNet have planned an amazing event that all Potterheads will deeply enjoy! MuggleNet has arranged for special guest appearances by Potter actors: Warwick Davis (Star Wars, Doctor Who, Willow), Jessie Cave (Pride, Glue), Anna Schafer (Hollyoaks, Glue), Chris Rankin (Atlantis), Afshan Azad, Anna Shaffer, Harry Melling, Jon Campling, Nick Shirm, Robbie Jarvis, & Rohan Gotobed! Other guest appearances includes wand dueler choreographer, Paul Harris, famous fan, Nick Moran, & Julie Tottman with Hedwig, Crookshanks, & Fang! That’s sixteen incredible guest in total! The best part is that not only will you be having a blast at an exclusive event, you will be giving back to Lumos, one of J.K. Rowling’s personal charity! How often does an event such as this present itself?!

Now that we got your attention, let’s get down to business! Below is the date, location, & info on how to purchase your ticket!

Event Details:
Date: 18th April 2015 Times: 10am ­- 6pm
Ticket price: £100
Location: The Platinum Suites, Excel Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL

To purchase your ticket, click here!

For updates & news on the go about this once-in-a-lifetime experience please follow MuggleNet Live on Twitter & also, join and invite your friends to go to the event on Facebook!

From all the staff at Always J.K. Rowling, we would like to thank MuggleNet for hosting an event that is sure to be the best Potterhead event since J.K. Rowling’s personal book signings! We would also like to thank them for their charitable acts to Lumos!



Filed Under: Exclusive, Harry Potter Series, J.K. Rowling // Feb 09 2015

Bryony Evens is the woman who we have to thank for making Harry Potter “the boy who lived”! If it wasn’t for her keen eye, our beloved Harry wouldn’t be “the most famous wizard in history”! Bryony worked for Christopher Little Literary Agency, J.K. Rowling’s first agent who was responsible for publishing Harry Potter in both the UK & US. Mr. Little also sold the film rights to Warner Brothers. All of this wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for Bryony! One of Bryony’s jobs was to go through the unsolicited manuscripts. In the publishing industry, an author submits the first three chapters of their book and if the literary agency feels it has potential, they ask for the entire novel. To make an impression within three chapters is an extremely hard task but as we are all aware, Harry’s start is as amazing as the journey through all seven novels!

Bryony’s role in Harry Potter is right next to J.K. Rowling’s! She was Harry’s very first fan and because of that, the epic story began! We had a truly amazing honor of interviewing the woman who found Harry on number four Privet Drive & made sure we all did too! Read below for this incredible interview!

1. What stood out about J. K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” manuscript?

Two things – the book arrived in a folder, which had a clamp binding, which I’d never seen before. This caught my eye and made me look at the synopsis and standard three chapters which had been sent in. I started reading the manuscript and loved the tone of voice. When I got to the line about how Mrs Dursley had called to tell Mr Dursley that Dudley had learned a new word (“Shan’t!”) I giggled and realised I was on to something good! It took me back to a time when I was a kid, reading Diana Wynne Jones’ Charmed Life ‘illegally’ under the bedclothes with a torch, long after lights-out time, and giggling at the scene in the church when all the stained-glass windows and stone statues come to life! Once I’d read the whole thing, it ticked all the boxes for the sort of books I enjoy: detective story, school story, magical excitement, the fairy tale discovery that someone’s family background is not what they thought it was – and of course there was a train in it too!

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A HUGE thank you to the amazing Bryony Evens for the honor of an interview & for finding Harry for us all!



Filed Under: J.K. Rowling, Novels // Feb 06 2015

The official bibliography of J.K. Rowling works, “J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013″ by Philip Errington which will be published by Bloomsbury on April 23rd has now earned applause. J.K. Rowling made an official statement about the book & it’s author.

‘As someone who respects comprehensive research, I am in awe of the level of detail and amount of time Philip Errington has dedicated to this slavishly thorough and somewhat mind-boggling bibliography.’ -J.K. Rowling

Doesn’t this make you wish April was here?! You can pre-order “J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013″ by clicking here!



Filed Under: Exclusive, Harry Potter Series // Feb 05 2015

Thomas Taylor brought Harry Potter to life & the rest was magic! Mr. Taylor is the very first Harry Potter illustrator. The iconic image of Harry with the Hogwarts Express in the background is nearly as famous as the words within the book! Although, we are told not to judge a book by it’s cover, let’s face it, many of us still do! The fact remands that an image is worth a thousand words and Mr. Thomas’s cover of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” certainly proves it!

Mr. Thomas has granted us the honor of an interview! Read below to go into the mind of Mr. Thomas Taylor!

1. What is your creative process?

Hi, And thank you for interviewing me.

In illustration, as well as for writing, I keep a lot of notebooks/sketchbooks. I don’t make much distinction between the two.

Once Im ready to go to final artwork, these days I print out a copy of my approved sketch, having made any changes needed in Photoshop, then I pin it to a lightbox and ink the image by hand. This inked image is scanned back into Photoshop where I add colour digitally. However, when I did the colour art for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone I used traditional media only. That image was a pencil sketch, coloured with concentrated watercolour, and then outlined with a black pencil.

2. What made you choose the Hogwarts Express as the cover art?

The publishers asked me to illustrate that scene. This was my first professional commission, so I didn’t like to argue. I was asked to show the train, and Harry in the front looking at it. However, as that implied we’d only see the back of Harry’s head, I had to tweak the image a lot so that he’s almost looking over his shoulder.

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A huge thank you to Thomas Taylor for this lovely interview! Please enjoy!



Filed Under: Cormoran Strike Series, J.K. Rowling, Twitter // Jan 19 2015

While on a little writing break today, J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) tweeted the name of one of the characters in her upcoming book, the third installment of the Cormoran Strike series.

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She previously revealed her one writing superstition, that she will not share a novel’s title until it is finished. However, it seems that she is more than happy to drop a couple clues along the way!



Filed Under: Cormoran Strike Series, J.K. Rowling, Novels, Twitter // Jan 07 2015

Just moments ago, J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) took to Twitter to tell the world she is “revising” & “rewriting” her alter ego, Robert Galbraith’s third novel!

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She confirmed that the book she has been working on is the third installment of the Cormoran Strike series & told her followers she will be sharing the title shortly! We suspected this was the novel she was working on but now, we finally have confirmation! Rest assure, Strike fans, another novel is coming your way! Mystery solved or has it just begun…



While the new year is sure to hold exciting events including two new books; “Very Good Lives” (J.K. Rowling 2008 Harvard’s speech) & the official bibliography on Jo which, will both be released in April, we would like to take a moment to reflect on how magical 2014 was! We’re rounded up all the top events that occurred in 2014 for you! Enjoy looking back & reliving all those fond memories! (Click on the images to read!)

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Filed Under: Exclusive, Harry Potter Series, Interview, Novels // Dec 16 2014


Filed Under: Charity, Exclusive, J.K. Rowling, Site // Dec 13 2014

Harry Potter isn’t just a boy nor is it just a story. J.K. Rowling has created a world that continues to shock us. Her wizarding world has brought people of every age, point in life, and from all different counties together! She has united the world! We don’t believe we give enough thought to this amazing fact.

The fandom of Harry Potter is so unique and unlike anything that this world has ever seen. Its members are kind and supportive which we believe is due to all the life lessons in the books.

We have made lasting friendship with people from all over the world due to the imagination of one woman. It’s amazing to think about how much Ms. Rowling has changed the world simply by words. The impact she has had will never be forgotten nor will it fade but continue to grow with each day. We know we are not alone in saying that Harry and Jo have made a true difference in our lives. Harry taught us the true meaning of friendship between the pages of the books to our real life friends who were forged over our shared love for Harry. Words cannot even begin to describe what J.K. Rowling has done for the world.

Ask yourself of how much of an impact Harry and Jo has had on you. We’re betting you can create a list!

As we thought about how many people (basically all of us Potterheads) have been changed by Harry and Jo, we decided to create a site to share your messages to J.K. Rowling on how she has affected you. We didn’t just want to have a whole bunch of messages though. We wanted to continue the line of impact by having fans donate to The Anne Rowling Clinic if they wish to have their message be placed on the top of the list of messages, so that J.K. Rowling herself might just read it! The Anne Rowling Clinic is one of Jo’s personal charities. The clinic provides out-patient care for patients with Neurodegenerative diseases as well as cutting edge research and clinical trials. Anyone who donates will also be entered into a contest with prizes such as a signed ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ movie script signed by J.K. Rowling, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Alan Rickman, and Tom Felton. Plus, much more!

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