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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in 2005, Lumos provides help to institutionalized and disadvantaged children and works towards putting an end to the outdated social care systems, helping to move children from institutions to family-based care.
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.
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More information about that very special appearance has been announced. Rowling, sorry Robert is to appear on the BBC2 Radio’s, Simon Mayo’s Drivetime Show as part of their Book Club and to to promote Career of Evil, the third instalment in the Cormoran Strike novels, which was released yesterday. We are expected to hear the answers to why she decided to write as Galbraith, and her feelings once her identity as the author was exposed. Answers we’re all been dying to know!
Radio 2 head of programmes Lewis Carnie has released a statement saying, “I am delighted JK Rowling will be giving Radio 2 her first UK radio interview as Robert Galbraith. The Radio 2 Book Club has become the most listened-to book club, and to have one of the most critically acclaimed authors of our time as a guest on the show is going to be a real treat for our listeners.”
Interesting little fact, the last time Simon Mayo interviewed J.K. Rowling was in 2000, at the very beginning of the Harry Potter craze.
The interview will be on November 2nd on BBC2 Radio’s, Simon Mayo’s Drivetime Show.
Career of Evil is just days from publication (only 11 days to be exact) and thanks to The Guardian, we now have an excerpt from the 3rd Cormoran Strike novel!
This Ain’t the Summer of Love
He had not managed to scrub off all her blood. A dark line like a parenthesis lay under the middle fingernail of his left hand. He set to digging it out, although he quite liked seeing it there: a memento of the previous day’s pleasures. After a minute’s fruitless scraping, he put the bloody nail in his mouth and sucked. The ferrous tang recalled the smell of the torrent that had splashed wildly on to the tiled floor, spattering the walls, drenching his jeans and turning the peach-coloured bath towels – fluffy, dry and neatly folded – into blood-soaked rags.
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You can NOW read the first TWO CHAPTERS of Career of Evil! For chapter one, click here. For chapter two, here!
An audio version of the first two chapter has ALSO been released. Listen to Chapter 1 & Chapter 2 narrated by award winning actor, Robert Glenister!
Scans from Time magazine featuring the excerpt & a new photoshoot have also been added to the gallery! We edited the beautiful photo of Jo from the scan as best as we could. Please give proper credit when reposting. Enjoy!
Pottermore & Apple have teamed up to bring you all seven Harry Potter books as interactive eBooks featuring 223 illustrations, animations, interactive images & annotations from J.K. Rowling herself! Each eBook is different than the ones which Pottermore exclusively sold. Illustrations from Pottermore were used, along with animation that even make sounds as you read! Brand new covers were commissioned as well. The “Harry Potter Enhanced Editions” will now be sold exclusively on Apple’s iBook.
“I’m thrilled to see the Harry Potter books so beautifully realized on iBooks for the digital world; the artwork and animations in these enhanced editions bring the stories alive in a delightful new way,” -J.K. Rowling via Press Release
You can purchase all seven eBook today! Each retails for $9.99 in the US & £6.99 in the UK (also available in English in 32 countries retailing at conversion rate of prices above). You can pre-order the Harry Potter enhanced editions in French, German and Spanish, which will be available on November 9th in 18 other countries. Click here to purchase!
There’s an exciting mystery afoot for U.K. fans of Robert Galbraith (a.k.a. Jo Rowling)! Join The Crime Vault’s Scavenger Hunt and become an amateur detective with a chance to win a signed copy of the new book Career of Evil, out on October 20.
Phone that number in Britain and you will hear the first clue! You have until the 15th to enter your answers and get a chance to be on one of the official Scavenger Hunt teams. This contest is open to British citizens only and you must be able to attend the event. More Terms and Conditions:
You must be at least 18 years old and a resident of Great Britain to enter.
Qualifying entrants must be available on the October 21 in London between the hours of 11:45 a.m. and 8 p.m. to be eligible to take advantage of the prize. You must also be able to arrange travel to London and the venue set out in Section 4 (travel expenses will not be provided).
The promotion will open on October 5 at midday London time and close on October 15 at 5 p.m. London time.
Follow the hashtag #makemeadetective and keep up with the fun! Good luck!
(Thanks to our eagle-eyed detective friends at Mugglenet)
Be ready to be spellbound by the newest edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone! Illustrator Jim Kay provides over 100 color illustrations to create an enchanting way to reread the beloved story! We had the honor of speaking to Jim and asked some burning questions that we’ve had ever since we learned about this magical edition!
Platform 9 & 3/4
Arriving at Hogwarts
Cuoard under the stairs
J.K. Rowling's Comment
Were you influenced by previous Harry Potter illustrators/the films or did you veer away from both?
I’m a huge fan of both the books and the films. I thought the screen adaptations were a wonderful showcase of the best set design, product design, costume, casting, directing and acting their disciplines had to offer. I knew from the start that I’m competing to some degree with the hundreds of people involved in the visuals of the film. I remember watching the extras that come with the movie DVDs a few years back, and wondering how on earth you’d get to be lucky enough to work on the visuals for such a great project. To be offered the opportunity to design the whole world again from scratch was fantastic, but very daunting. I’d like to think that over the years lots of illustrators will have a crack at Potter, in the same way that Alice in Wonderland has seen generations of artists offer their own take on Lewis Carroll’s novel. I had to make it my version though, and so from the start I needed to set it apart from the films. I’ll be honest I’ve only seen a few illustrations from other Potter books, so that’s not been so much of a problem. I love Jonny Duddle’s covers, and everyone should see Andrew Davidson’s engravings – they are incredible!
What is your favourite scene you have illustrated?
That’s a difficult one. I’m fond of the ghosts. I paint them in reverse (almost like a photographic negative) and layer several paintings to make them translucent. I enjoyed Nearly Headless Nick. I really enjoyed illustrating the trolls too. Your favourite illustrations tend to be the ones that gave you the least amount of difficulties and I think Diagon Alley was nice for this reason. It was more like a brainstorming exercise, slowly working from left to right. My favourite character to illustrate is Hagrid – I love big things!
If your copy hasn’t already arrived by owl, make sure you travel by Floo Powder or (if you’re old enough) Apparate to your nearest bookstore today! Don’t forget, you can also buy off the Muggle internet by clicking here! (Mr. Weasley would be so proud!)