J.K. Rowling: a biography

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Michael O'Mara, Jun 1, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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She is the creator of probably the most famous - and certainly the best-loved character in contemporary fiction. She is also the author of her own escaperom an existence on the brink of poverty, with no job and few prospects. Onhe one hand there is J.K. Rowling, who wrote, and continues to write, thearry Potter novels,a literary phenomenon. O the other, there is Joanneowling, a quiet, dreamy, rather shy woman whose brilliance in translatinger dreams into prose transformed her own life. JK - The Story of J.K.owling details her life from her childhood and schooling in the West Country;he effect upon her of the wasting illness that struck down her mother; herime at Exeter University; her long-term relationship and her career andarriage, which collapsed after thirteen months, leaving her to return toritain with her baby daughter. The Harry Potter novels are more than fantasy:here is a toughness to the writing, a sense of realism and a questingorality that go beyond mere adventure, magic and the battle between good andvil.;How those books came to be written, and the influences that shaped both

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All based on lies. A fiction pretending to be a history.

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User Review  - Terri Moore - Goodreads

This is a popular biography and not a scholarly one. I enjoyed it because I am a writer who likes reading about the lives of other, successful writers. I would have appreciated more about the ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgements
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Opening the Chamber 75
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A Bookish Child 2 6
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Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Sean Smith is one the UK's leading celebrity biographers whose books have been translated throughout the world. Since his internationally acclaimed biography of JK Rowling he has turned his attention to the world of pop icons -- beginning with Kylie Minogue.

The bestselling "Robbie: The Biography" was published in 2003 and praised for being the book to get clisest to the real Robbie Williams, "Justin: The Biography" is his ninth book. He lives in West London.