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Wed Jul 31, 2019, 08:06 AM

July 31 - Happy Birthday J.K. Rowling, author of Harry Potter stories



Events in the Life of J. K. Rowling
1997-06-26 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, 1st book in J. K. Rowling's best-selling series, is published
1999-07-08 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban the 3rd book of the series by J. K. Rowling is published by Bloomsbury in the UK
2000-07-08 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the 4th book in the series by J. K. Rowling is published in the UK (Bloomsbury) and the US (Scholastic)
2001-11-04 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 1st film adaptation of the books by J. K. Rowling, premieres starring Daniel Radcliffe
2002-11-14 Film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is released, based on the second book by J. K. Rowling
2003-06-21 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix the 5th book of the series by J. K. Rowling is published worldwide in English
2004-05-31 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the 3rd film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released in UK cinemas
2005-07-16 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the 6th book in the series by J. K. Rowling, is published worldwide. 9 million copies sell in 24 hrs
2005-11-06 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the 4th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling, premieres in London. Goes on to become most successful film of the year, earning almost US$ 900 million.
2007-01-11 Author J. K. Rowling finishes the 7th and last Harry Potter novel in room 552 of the Bamoral Hotel, Edinburgh
2007-07-11 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the 5th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released
2007-07-21 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in the series by J. K. Rowling is published worldwide. 11 million copies sell in 24 hrs
2009-07-15 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the 6th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released worldwide
2010-11-19 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 the 7th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released worldwide
2012-04-14 J. K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter novels, launches her website "Pottermore"
2016-07-31 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a play by Jack Thorne with contributions by J. K. Rowling is published worldwide at midnight

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Reply July 31 - Happy Birthday J.K. Rowling, author of Harry Potter stories (Original post)
FakeNoose Jul 2019 OP
sl8 Jul 2019 #1
Greybnk48 Jul 2019 #5
klook Jul 2019 #2
Leith Jul 2019 #3
FakeNoose Jul 2019 #4
Leith Jul 2019 #6
MurrayDelph Jul 2019 #7
FakeNoose Jul 2019 #8

Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 08:11 AM

1. It's also Harry Potter's bithday.

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Response to sl8 (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:26 AM

5. Lol! I was also going to say that! It's Harry's birthday's today too! n/t

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 08:13 AM

2. Note to self:

Need to stay in room 552 of the Bamoral Hotel in Edinburgh some time.

All best wishes to a great writer and one of the best people of this era.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:36 AM

3. Thank you, Ms. Rowling!

I admit it: I'm a big fan of the Harry Potter books and movies.

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Response to Leith (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:48 AM

4. Yes so am I - listened to the audiobooks

... while I drove to and from work. What a great way to spend an hour per day.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:30 PM

6. I tried to listen to one of the audio books

Deathly Hallows, to be specific. I had 2 problems with it:

1. Jim Dale gave Bellatrix a French accent. That's completely wrong.

2. I want to hear Stephen Fry reading it. I have loved him in everything I seen him in and I like the sound of his voice. Unfortunately, contractual obligations mean that people in the US and Canada can't buy his version.

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Response to Leith (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:51 PM

7. The Stephen Fry version

is much better. He predicted what Hagrid would sound like.

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Response to Leith (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:04 PM

8. Here's an idea

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I have purchased CDs and DVDs from Amazon, on the Amazon website. Except that I bought them from Amazon.de (Germany) and Amazon.uk (Britain) and the purchase went through successfully.

The charge went on my regular credit card, and they shipped the items to me, so there was no misunderstanding about the fact that I live in the USA. Still I was able to purchase movies and music that were meant to be sold in Germany or Great Britain. Yes it costs a little more for the shipping (they didn't honor my Prime membership) but the shipping wasn't too awful much.

I've just looked into the Great Britain Amazon site and they do offer the Stephen Fry version of the Harry Potter books to be shipped to the USA. (Not available in Amazon Canada however.) Just go to the regular Amazon website and down at the bottom of the page, change the United States to United Kingdom. Then you're automatically transported to the Amazon.uk website. Before you buy, ask them to convert the price to US dollars.


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