JK Rowling

1. JK Rowling: from unemployed and living on state benefits to multi-millionaire in five years.

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2. JK Rowling wrote Harry Potter at a table in Nicholson’s Cafe in Edinburgh.

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3. Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe (Harry), centre, Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), right, and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley).

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4. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, JK Rowling and Emma Watson at the premiere of the third Harry Potter film.

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5. JK Rowling attends the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 – the final film in 2011

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6. The covers of the first and last books in the world famous and hugely successful Harry Potter series.

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7. Author JK Rowling unveils the last book in the Harry Potter Saga: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, in 2007

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8. JK Rowling’s £2 million Edinburgh home, where many of the Potter books were written, has recently been put up for sale.

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9. The author won permission to build two 40ft high treehouses featuring secret tunnels and turrets in her garden.

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10. A Grade I listed 14th century cottage – De Vere House in Lavenham, Suffolk – used as the young wizard’s birthplace in the Harry Potter.

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