Good Housekeeping (UK) - - Gh Spotlight -

❖ JK Rowl­ing had the idea for Harry Pot­ter on a de­layed train, and made scrib­bled notes about the char­ac­ters on a nap­kin. ❖ She was a sin­gle par­ent liv­ing on ben­e­fits when she wrote Harry Pot­ter And The Philoso­pher’s Stone. Her agent sent it to 12 pub­lish­ers be­fore Blooms­bury made her an of­fer. ❖ Later, when she wrote her first crime thriller un­der the pen name Robert Gal­braith, she re­vealed that the first pub­lisher to turn down Harry Pot­ter also re­jected The Cuckoo’s Call­ing. ❖ Now mar­ried again, she guards her family’s pri­vacy and rarely gives in­ter­views, pre­fer­ring to Tweet her po­lit­i­cal views in­stead. ❖ The huge suc­cess of the seven books and eight films has made her a multi-mil­lion­aire. She has al­ways given gen­er­ously to char­ity, though, which has dented her for­tune.

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