A BiographyBook - 2001
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
Publisher: London : Michael O'Mara Books, 2001.
Characteristics: 224 p. :,col. ill. ;,24 cm.
Alternative Title: Genius behind Harry Potter