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J. K. Rowling - Author

About the Author

J.K. Rowling is the author of the bestselling Harry Potter series of seven books, published between 1997 and 2007, which have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, are distributed in more than 200 territories, translated into 73 languages, and have been turned into eight blockbuster films. She has also written two small volumes, which appear as the titles of Harry's schoolbooks within the novels. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages were published by Bloomsbury Children's Books in March 2001 in aid of Comic Relief. In December 2008, The Tales of Beedle the Bard was published in aid of the Children's High Level Group, and quickly became the fastest selling book of the year.

 

Featured books by J. K. Rowling

Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them Hogwarts Library Book

Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them Hogwarts Library Book

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/03/2017

A brand new edition of this essential companion to the Harry Potter stories, with a new foreword from J.K. Rowling, an irresistible new jacket by Jonny Duddle, illustrations by Tomislav Tomic and six new beasts! An approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the Wizarding World. In this comprehensively updated edition, eagle-eyed readers will spot a number of new beasts and an intriguing new author's note. Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance. Some of the beasts will be familiar to readers of the Harry Potter books - the Hippogriff, the Basilisk, the Hungarian Horntail ...Others will surprise even the most ardent amateur Magizoologist. Dip in to discover the curious habits of magical beasts across five continents ...'No wizarding household is complete without a copy' - Albus Dumbledore

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them The Original Screenplay

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them The Original Screenplay

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/11/2016

When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone...Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2015

Prepare to be spellbound by Jim Kay's dazzling depiction of the wizarding world and much loved characters in this full-colour illustrated hardback edition of the nation's favourite children's book - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Brimming with rich detail and humour that perfectly complements J.K. Rowling's timeless classic, Jim Kay's glorious illustrations will captivate fans and new readers alike. When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade-old secret is revealed to him that apparently he's the last to know. His parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lord's curse when Harry was just a baby, and which he somehow survived. Leaving his unsympathetic aunt and uncle for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry stumbles upon a sinister mystery when he finds a three-headed dog guarding a room on the third floor. Then he hears of a missing stone with astonishing powers, which could be valuable, dangerous - or both. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Harry Potter is preparing to leave the Dursleys and Privet Drive for the last time. But the future that awaits him is full of danger, not only for him, but for anyone close to him - and Harry has already lost so much. Only by destroying Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes can Harry free himself and overcome the Dark Lord's forces of evil. In this dramatic conclusion to the Harry Potter series, Harry must leave his most loyal friends behind, and in a final perilous journey find the strength and the will to face his terrifying destiny: a deadly confrontation that is his alone to fight. These adult editions with glorious jacket art by Andrew Davidson are now available in hardback for the first time.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

When the Quidditch World Cup is disrupted by Voldemort's rampaging supporters alongside the resurrection of the terrifying Dark Mark, it is obvious to Harry Potter that, far from weakening, Voldemort is getting stronger. Back at Hogwarts for his fourth year, Harry is astonished to be chosen by the Goblet of Fire to represent the school in the Triwizard Tournament. The competition is dangerous, the tasks terrifying, and true courage is no guarantee of survival - especially when the darkest forces are on the rise. These adult editions with glorious jacket art by Andrew Davidson are now available in hardback for the first time.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Suspicion and fear blow through the wizarding world as news of the Dark Lord's attack on the Ministry of Magic spreads. Harry has not told anyone about the future predicted by the prophecy in the Department of Mysteries, nor how deeply what happened to Sirius Black affected him. He's desperate for Professor Dumbledore to arrive and take him away from the Dursley's - but Hogwarts may not be the safe haven from Voldemort's Dark Forces that it once was. In his sixth year, the names Black, Malfoy, Lestrange and Snape will haunt Harry with shades of trust and treachery as he discovers the secret behind the mysterious Half-Blood Prince - and Dumbledore prepares him to face his own terrifying destiny. These adult editions with glorious jacket art by Andrew Davidson are now available in hardback for the first time.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Harry Potter is furious that he has been abandoned at the Dursleys' house for the summer, for he suspects that Voldemort is gathering an army, that he himself could be attacked, and that his so-called friends are keeping him in the dark. Finally rescued by wizard bodyguards, he discovers that Dumbledore is regrouping the Order of the Phoenix - a secret society first formed years ago to fight Voldemort. But the Ministry of Magic is against the Order, lies are being spread by the wizards' tabloid, the Daily Prophet, and Harry fears that he may have to take on this epic battle against evil alone. These adult editions with glorious jacket art by Andrew Davidson are now available in hardback for the first time.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Harry Potter is lucky to reach the age of thirteen, since he has survived the murderous attacks of the feared Dark Lord on more than one occasion. But his hopes for a quiet school term concentrating on Quidditch are dashed when a maniacal mass-murderer escapes from Azkaban, pursued by the soul-sucking Dementors who guard the prison. It's assumed that Hogwarts is the safest place for Harry to be. But is it a coincidence that he can feel eyes watching him in the dark, and should he be taking Professor Trelawney's ghoulish predictions seriously? These adult editions with glorious jacket art by Andrew Davidson are now available in hardback for the first time.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Strange things always seem to happen when Harry Potter is around. Things that unsettle his guardians, the Dursleys. They strongly disapprove of strangeness. It's only when a letter arrives, delivered by a shaggy giant of a man called Hagrid, that Harry learns the truth that will transform his entire future: his parents were killed by the evil Lord Voldemort, and he, Harry, is a wizard. Whisked away to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy, Harry discovers a world of enchantments, ghosts, Quidditch, and friends who will stand, through everything, by his side. But when Harry hears of a stone with great powers, he finds that his school has its own dark secrets - and an adventure that will become the stuff of legend begins. These adult editions with glorious jacket art by Andrew Davidson are now available in hardback for the first time.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Harry Potter can't wait for his holidays with the dire Dursleys to end. But a small, self-punishing house-elf warns Harry of mortal danger awaiting him at Hogwarts. Returning to the castle nevertheless, Harry hears a rumour about a Chamber of Secrets, holding unknown horrors for wizards of Muggle parentage. Then students are found as though turned to stone, and a terrible warning is discovered painted on the wall. The chief suspect - always in the wrong place - is Harry. But something much darker has yet to be unleashed. These adult editions with glorious jacket art by Andrew Davidson are now available in hardback for the first time.

The Casual Vacancy

The Casual Vacancy

Author: J. K. Rowling Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/1970

When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils...Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations? A big novel about a small town, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults. It is the work of a storyteller like no other.

Other books by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stane

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stane

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/11/2017

Mr and Mrs Dursley, o nummer fower, Privet Loan, were prood tae say that they were gey normal, thank ye awfie muckle. They were the lest fowk ye wid jalouse wid be taigled up wi onythin unco or ferlie, because they jist widnae hae onythin tae dae wi joukery packery like yon. 2017 will see an auspicious alignment of anniversaries. J. K. Rowling's world-beating debut novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone turns 20 this year and Itchy Coo, celebrating 15 years in the book trade, will publish a Scots version of this classic text - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stane. The novel has already been translated into a staggering 79 languages - Itchy Coo's Scots translation will be language number 80. Since 2002, Itchy Coo has been wowing young readers and challenging old attitudes with bold new translations of books by Roald Dahl, Julia Donaldson, David Walliams, Alexander McCall Smith, A.A. Milne, Asterix and others - and done it all in the wonderful Scots language which has the power to engage, excite and entertain readers of all ages. Matthew Fitt's forthcoming Scots translation of J.K. Rowling's phenomenal adventure story will break new ground and earn a place in hearts of young Scots readers and Harry Potter fans alike.

Ein plotzlicher Todesfall

Ein plotzlicher Todesfall

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: eBook Release Date: 02/12/2013

Als Barry Fairbrother plotzlich stirbt, sind die Einwohner von Pagford geschockt. Denn auf den ersten Blick ist die englische Kleinstadt mit ihrem hubschen Marktplatz und der alten Kirche ein vertraumtes und friedliches Idyll, dem Aufregung fremd ist. Doch der Schein trugt. Hinter der malerischen Fassade liegt die Stadt im Krieg. Und dass Barrys Sitz im Gemeinderat nun frei wird, schafft den Nahrboden fur den groten Krieg, den die Stadt je erlebt hat. Wer wird als Sieger aus der Wahl hervorgehen - einer Wahl, die voller Leidenschaft, Doppelzngigkeitund unerwarteter Offenbarungen steckt?

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2010

Harry Potter is due to start his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He is desperate to get back to school and find out why his friends Ron and Hermione have been so secretive all summer. But before he even gets to school, Harry survives a terrifying encounter with two Dementors, attends a court hearing at the Ministry of Magic and is escorted on a night-time broomstick ride to the secret headquarters of a mysterious group called 'The Order of the Phoenix' ...This is a gripping and electrifying novel, full of suspense, secrets, and - of course - magic.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2010

Harry Potter is preparing to leave the Dursleys and Privet Drive for the last time. But the future that awaits him is full of danger, not only for him, but for anyone close to him - and Harry has already lost so much. Only by destroying Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes can Harry free himself and overcome the Dark Lord's forces of evil. In this dramatic conclusion to the Harry Potter series , Harry must leave his most loyal friends behind, and in a final perilous journey find the strength and the will to face his terrifying destiny: a deadly confrontation that is his alone to fight. In this thrilling climax to the phenomenally bestselling series, J.K. Rowling reveals all to her eagerly waiting readers.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2010

Harry Potter, along with his best friends, Ron and Hermione, is about to start his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry can't wait to get back to school after the summer holidays (who wouldn't if they lived with the horrible Dursleys?). But when Harry gets to Hogwarts, the atmosphere is tense. There's an escaped mass murderer on the loose, and the sinister prison guards of Azkaban have been called in to guard the school ...The plot thickens and the dangers facing Harry multiply in this third thrilling installment from J.K. Rowling.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2010

It is Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As Voldemort's sinister forces amass and a spirit of gloom and fear sweeps the land, it becomes more and more clear to Harry that he will soon have to confront his destiny. But is he up to the challenges ahead of him? In this dark and breathtaking adventure, J.K. Rowling skilfully begins to unravel the complex web she has woven, as we discover more of the truth about Harry, Dumbledore, Snape and, of course, He who must not be named...

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2010

Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy. He lives with his Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia and cousin Dudley, who are mean to him and make him sleep in a cupboard under the stairs. (Dudley, however, has two bedrooms, one to sleep in and one for all his toys and games.) Then Harry starts receiving mysterious letters and his life is changed forever. He is whisked away by a beetle-eyed giant of a man and enrolled at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The reason: Harry Potter is a wizard! The first book in the Harry Potter series makes the perfect introduction to the world of Hogwarts.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2010

Harry Potter is a wizard. He is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Little does he know that this year will be just as eventful as the last ...even getting there is an adventure in itself! The three firm friends, Harry, Ron and Hermione, are soon immersed in the daily round of Potions, Herbology, Charms, Defence Against the Dark Arts, and Quidditch. But then horrible and mysterious things start happening. Harry keeps hearing strange voices, sinister and dark messages appear, and then Ron's sister Ginny disappears ...The darker side of Hogwarts is revealed in this exciting sequel to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone .

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2010

The summer holidays are dragging on and Harry Potter can't wait for the start of the school year. It is his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and there are spells to be learnt and (unluckily) Potions and Divination lessons to be attended. But Harry needs to be on his guard at all times - his worst enemy is preparing a terrible fate for him. With characteristic wit, fast-paced humour and marvellous emotional depth, J.K. Rowling has proved herself yet again to be a master storyteller.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2010

Harry Potter is preparing to leave the Dursleys and Privet Drive for the last time. But the future that awaits him is full of danger, not only for him, but for anyone close to him - and Harry has already lost so much. Only by destroying Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes can Harry free himself and overcome the Dark Lord's forces of evil. In this dramatic conclusion to The Harry Potter Series , Harry must leave his most loyal friends behind, and in a final perilous journey find the strength and the will to face his terrifying destiny: a deadly confrontation that is his alone to fight. In this thrilling climax to the phenomenally bestselling series, J.K. Rowling reveals all to her eagerly waiting readers.

Harry Potter Und Der Halbblutprinz

Harry Potter Und Der Halbblutprinz

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2010

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 11/02/2010

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2009

'In a brief statement on Friday night, Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge confirmed that He Who Must Not Be Named has returned to this country and is once more active. It is with great regret that I must confirm that the wizard styling himself Lord - well, you know who I mean - is alive and among us again, said Fudge. These dramatic words appeared in the final pages of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. In the midst of this battle of good and evil, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince takes up the story of Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, with Voldemort's power and followers increasing day by day ...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/07/2008

Harry Potter is preparing to leave the Dursleys and Privet Drive for the last time. But the future that awaits him is full of danger, not only for him, but for anyone close to him - and Harry has already lost so much. Only by destroying Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes can Harry free himself and overcome the Dark Lord's forces of evil. In this dramatic conclusion to The Harry Potter Series , Harry must leave his most loyal friends behind, and in a final perilous journey find the strength and the will to face his terrifying destiny: a deadly confrontation that is his alone to fight. In this thrilling climax to the phenomenally bestselling series, J.K. Rowling reveals all to her eagerly waiting readers.

Harry Potter Und Der Feuerkelch

Harry Potter Und Der Feuerkelch

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2008

Harry Potter Special Edition Boxed Set

Harry Potter Special Edition Boxed Set

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2007

A fabulous opportunity to own all seven Harry Potter titles - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - in a fantastic boxed set

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