February 22, 2018

JK Rowling marks 20 years since Harry Potter appeared

28 June 2017, 05:17 | Cassandra Thompson

Harry Potter celebrates 20 years of magic

IT'S WRITTEN IN THE STARS Joanne Rowling's fascination with astronomy is well-documented in the Black family tree. Sirius – Harry's godfather – is the brightest star in the night sky known as the dog star (Remember Sirus's animal form is a great

The book appeared in the United States a year later as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone".

Pottermore, Rowling's digital publishing company, told readers how they could have their tweets displayed at London's King's Cross station. This is how we discover the existence of another Harry Potter, which our favorite hero would have inherited. The release sold more than 2 million copies in its first two days of release in the USA and Canada, and in the went on to be the biggest-selling book of 2016. "It's been wonderful. Thank you", she wrote. The easter egg also works when you post or comment the name Harry Potter, too.

The first print run of the Philosopher's Stone produced 1,000 copies - all now highly sought after collectors items - and earned Rowling a £1,500 contract.

If you grew up reading the Harry Potter series, you'll probably find it hard to believe it was born 20 years ago today. Many are showing their love for the series today, including Facebook, which has released a new interactive feature that allows status updates to cast spells. This started the magical journey that spanned into seven books and eight blockbuster films.

Even after 20 years, Harry Potter lives on in the hearts of fans.

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Its author JK Rowling famously wrote the book in cafes in her home town of Edinburgh, whilst bringing up a young child on income support.

For me personally, as a kid, Harry Potter was a gateway to a whole new world.

A play titled "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two" was also conceived and penned by Jack Thorne, John Tiffany and Rowling.

The edition of J.K. Rowling's debut novel has exclusive book cover designs based on the four Hogwarts houses - Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin.

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