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help to institutionalized and disadvantaged children in Eastern Europe and works towards putting an end to the outdated social care systems, helping to move children from institutions to family-based care.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


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
Purchase: Bookstores, Amazon.
 
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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!



Filed Under: Charity, Harry Potter Series, J.K. Rowling // Oct 19 2014

The University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital located in Albuquerque, New Mexico reached out to J.K. Rowling in the hopes of spreading magic to children in need. They were given permission to host a Christmas at Hogwarts themed charity gala on December 5th!

J.K. ROWLING GAVE US PERMISSION TO HAVE A HARRY POTTER EVENT IN ALBUQUERQUE!

WE CAN ONLY DO THIS ONCE, SO WE DECIDED TO HOLD A BENEFIT FOR UNM CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AND MAKE THIS EVENT AS IMPACTFUL AS POSSIBLE!

Recreating the magical Christmas feast from the films, we have 1000s of floating candles, talking sorting hats, performers, butter beer, the walls lined with 10ft tall Harry Potter Christmas trees, and all of the Hogwarts Houses!

Only 4 sponsors have the opportunity to be Head of House, but there are numerous First Year’s sponsorships available! All sponsors get to choose if they are Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, or Ravenclaw BEFORE the event!

WE HAVE A GRAND TOTAL OF 504 SEATS AT THE GALA, SO JUST LIKE OUR OTHER EXCLUSIVE EVENTS, WE ANTICIPATE ANOTHER SOLD OUT EVENT! ONCE WE SELL OUT, WE WILL NOT BE SELLING TICKETS AT THE DOOR!

Please don’t wait to get your tickets! We have limited seats available, and once we are sold out we will close down ticket sales.

For more information, click here! What a lovely and truly magical thing to do! Please support this worthy cause!



Filed Under: Exclusive, Harry Potter Series // Oct 19 2014

Always J.K. Rowling was invited to the grand opening of the Dark Arts section at Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio Tour in London. It was a magnificent night full of so much magic!

Always J.K. Rowling was invited to Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio Tour right outside London for the grand opening of their Dark Arts section. Our Co-Owner Michaella and staff member Johnnie went to represent the site for their additional set presentation of all things dark and scary.

 

*Spoilers*
We arrived at the studio to find ourselves in a foggy space with Deatheaters lurking around us. It was an eerie start to what would turn out to be one of the most magical nights of our lives. The tour started with a video of Dan, Emma, and Rupert telling us about how the true magic was created by the people behind the scenes. As soon as the video ended, Warner Brother Studio casted their spell and all were enchanted!…

Click here for more of our exclusive coverage of the event. We also have over 500 images of the studio in our gallery! Click here to browse through them!

We’d like to thank Warner Brothers for our invitation and also for the unbelievable job they did!



Filed Under: J.K. Rowling // Oct 17 2014

Along with her Hogwarts-style tower tree-house she built for her children back in 2012, a replica of Hargrid’s hut is now on its way.

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is to build her own “Hagrid Hut” in the grounds of her Scottish estate.

The writer plans to install the stone-built summerhouse, bearing a striking resemblance to the home of one of her best-loved characters, the game-keeper Hagrid, on the edge of the Killiechassie Estate, near Aberfeldy in Perthshire.

Like the fictional home of Hagrid – the ground-keeper of Hogwarts, played in the Harry Potter films by Robbie Coltrane – the proposed hut will be built on the edge of a forest of the 162-acre estate.

More info here! Gosh! Don’t you wish you were her kids? Hogwarts and Hagrid’s hut all in your backyard! So cool!



Filed Under: Charity, J.K. Rowling // Oct 10 2014

The Sunday Times has just released their ‘Giving List’ for 2014, and no shocker here, J.K. Rowling is featured on the list. The Charities Aid Foundation, who produced the list with The Sunday Times, revealed that Jo is featured in the 52nd place on the list.

The Charities Aid Foundation just released this statement:

“In 52nd place is J.K. Rowling. The Harry Potter author chairs the Lumos Foundation, a children’s charity, and the Volant Charitable Trust, which has focused on medical research. Last year, the charities donated more than £5.6m between them.”

As we all know, Jo is no stranger to giving back! She previously stated how important she feels about giving back to a world which has been very generous to her and how she believes others in her situation should go about giving.

You have a moral responsibility when you’ve been given far more than you need, to do wise things with it and give intelligently.

Thank you, Jo for being such an incredible woman and for your wonderful charitable acts! Your generosity is legendary!



Filed Under: Contest, J.K. Rowling, Twitter // Oct 09 2014

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WISE MEN SAY A DEMENTOR’S URGE IS BUT A RARE TASTE.


Inspired by Jo’s recent anagram on Twitter, we are having our own contest. The winner will get a copy of Tales of Beedle the Bard. Solve the puzzle, Follow us on Twitter, and tweet your answers! Good luck!



As we all know, Jo created a very difficult anagram to share some Newt news with us. Many failed even after four hints from Jo but not Emily Strong (@EmyBemy2)! We were amazed at Emily’s work as all of our staff members were trying and tweeting away and had nothing solid to show. So, we wanted to get down to the bottom of this and ask Emily the golden question, how did she do it?!

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“I first tried the circular method of mixing up the letters, just removing ‘Newt Scamander’ only after JKR tweeted that hint. I then rewrote the letters as a jumble above then also removed ‘New York’ and ‘to’, to see what was left. I tried out left and meant. Then for some reason the letters left just made sense as that sentence. I tweeted it imagining it’d be wrong, as it was my first try. I like anagrams and just find if I write the letters out in a mix I can pull the words out more easily.” -Emily Strong (@EmyBemy2)

There you go guys! The secret to solving anagrams and thinking like J.K. Rowling! Thank you, Emily for solving the anagram and for the interview! We don’t know about you guys but the suspense was killing us!



Filed Under: Fantastic Beasts Film, J.K. Rowling, Twitter // Oct 07 2014

Fans from all over the world were desperately trying to solve an anagram Jo had tweeted just a day prior.

“Cry, foe! Run amok! Fa awry! My wand won’t tolerate this nonsense.” -J.K. Rowling via Twitter (@jk_rowling)

She threw off many fans and we needed hints to get us to the answer. Jo logged into Twitter this evening to give us all some hints. She begun with telling her followers that it had something to do with “Newt Scamander” and “New York”. She continued to help her fans by giving them the first three words of the anagram which were “Newt Scamander only…”. After about 15-20 minutes of fans going back and forth trying their best to figure it out, the anagram was cracked! Below is the beginning of the summery for the ‘Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them’ screenplay:

” Newt Scamander only meant to stay in New York for a few hours.” -J.K. Rowling via Twitter (@jk_rowling)

Further more, Jo tweeted a little more info on what to expect on the new wizarding world film flying into a theater near you in 2016!

“Circumstances ensured that he remained… for the length of a movie, anyway. X” -J.K. Rowling via Twitter (@jk_rowling)

This was such a fun interactive way to get news on the new film! It was hard work but one does not mind working for answers when it has to do with news relating to J.K. Rowling’s latest works! Keep it up, Jo!


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