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Title: JK Rowling


1
JK Rowling
  • Cicely Batie
  • World History Scrapbook
  • Pd. 5

2
Childhood
  • Born on July 31, 1965
  • Joanne Rowling
  • In Yate, Gloucestershire, England.

3
Childhood
  • Moved when she was four
  • Went to St Michael's Primary School
  • Moved again when she was nine
  • Wrote many short stories

4
Background
  • Attended Wyedean School and College
  • Studied for a BA at University of Exeter in
    French and Classics
  • Lived in Paris for a year
  • Moved to London and worked with Amnesty
    International

5
Personal Life
  • Moved to Porto, Portugal and taught English
  • Met and married Jorge Arantes in 1992
  • 1993 she gave birth to Jessica Isabel Rowling
    Arantes
  • Divorced Jorge in December of that year

6
Personal Life
  • Moved back to Scotland to live near her sister.
  • Taught in local schools
  • Suffered from depression and had thoughts of
    suicide
  • Received money from wel-fare and depending upon
    it.

7
Harry Potter
  • Series of books that has given her world-wide
    fame
  • Idea dropped into her head out of the blue at a
    train station.

8
Harry Potter
  • Has had the entire series laid out before
    finishing the first book
  • Took six years to complete the first book
  • Wrote on a manual typewriter

9
Harry Potter
  • Harry Potter is now a world-wide trademark and is
    estimated at about 15 billion.
  • Her series will be made into movies and has
    broken countless records in book sales

10
Legacy
  • The Harry Potter series will most likely be her
    biggest accomplishment
  • The question still remains, what will she do next?
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