Joanne Rowling (Born 31st July 1965) writes under various pen names: J.K. Rowling, Robert Galbraith, Newt Scamander and Kennilworthy Whisp.
When she started writing, she had kept her original name, but her now bestselling book “Harry Potter” was at first rejected by twelve publishers, and the thirteenth one who did agree to publish her work felt that young boys might not read a book written by a woman, the first Harry Potter was published under the name of “J.K. Rowling”
Post Harry Potter, she published a few books that were mentioned in the Harry Potter Series under various wizarding pet names.
Over the years she achieved a lot of success, but the writer in her wanted to see if people were buying her books because of the content or her name, so she adopted the name “Robert Galbraith” to publish a series of crime fiction.
Published in June 2014, In The Silkworm, Cormoran Strike returns to find a renowned Novelist Owen Quine has gone missing. Mrs. Quine thinks her husband has left for someplace and wants Cormoran to bring him back, but there is more than what meets the eye.
Quine had just completed a manuscript where he exposes the dirt on some of the leading people of the industry and the publication of his novel would ruin many lives. So, a lot of people benefited from his disappearance.
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The first book of Cormoran Strike Series, The Cuckoo’s Calling was published in 2013.
It is the first book of Coroman Strike, a private investigator, who has lost his leg in a land mine accident in Afghanistan. He is almost broke, has just one client and a huge line of creditors, when his fate changes when John Bristow, brother of legendary supermodel Lula Landry also known among her friends as “Cuckoo” comes to him and tells him of his sister’s death.
A book where the rich and the famous meet the private detectives.
You can read the full review here: http://thereandtheir.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/the-cuckoos-calling-cormoran-strike-1-book-review/
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A big novel about a small town.
Published on 27th September 2012, the book is an adult novel.
The book deals with the day to day lives of people living in a small town, and how each character thinks that the other’s life is perfect.
The writing is impeccable and in true Rowling style, none of the characters are simple, everyone’s complex thoughts and experiences are webbed together to create this wonderfully simple yet complex book.
You can read a more detailed review here: http://thereandtheir.wordpress.com/2013/09/16/the-casual-vacancy-by-j-k-rowling-book-review/
Written by: J. k. Rowling
Published by: Little, Brown and Company
No. of Pages: 505
ISBN: 0316228532 (ISBN 13: 9780316228534)
Available in: Paperback, Hardcover, Kindle
The first book of the series, “Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone” was published by Bloomsbury, a publishing house based in London in June 1997. The book was later published by Scholastic Inc. Won the rights to publish the novel in the United States, and it was released under the name “Harry Potter and Sorcerer’s Stone”. Both have the same story line, but a few words have been changed.
The book was then followed by “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” in June 1998, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” in December 1999, ”Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” on 8th July 2000, “Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix” was released in the year 2003, “Harry Potter and the half blood prince” was released on 16th July 2005 and was followed by the last book of the series “Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows” that was released on 21st July 2007. Each book has been turned into a movie.
The story deals with an orphan named Harry, who at the age of eleven discovers that he is a wizard and has been admitted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Each book contains one year of the school life.
The books are a complete package with action, adventure, humor, romance, horror and fiction, all bundled in one story. A must read for people of all ages.
Book Review of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: https://thereandtheir.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/harry-potter-and-the-philosophers-stone-book-review/
Written by: J. k. Rowling
Published by: Scholastic and Bloomsbury
No. of Pages: 4,224
ISBN: Different for each book and box pack
Available in: Paperback, Hardcover, Kindle, Box Sets
5. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Hogwarts Library #1)
Every witch and wizard has read Newt Scamander’s Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, and now even the Muggles have a chance to read it!
Through this book, even the Muggles can learn what are the different types of exotic beasts and what makes them so exotic.
Everyone knows the common creatures like the Unicorns, the house elves, the Goblins, but this books give you in depth information about the eating habits of the Puffskeins, the natural habitat and lifestyle of the Quintapeds, and elaborates the reason for the common practice of not leaving milk out for the Knarls.
This book was once owned by Harry Potter, so you would find interesting notes and doodles made by him and his friend, Ronald Weasley.
For a detailed book review, go to this link: https://thereandtheir.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/fantastic-beasts-and-where-to-find-them-book-review/
The movie based on this book will be released on 18th November, 2016.
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6. Quidditch Through The Ages (Hogwarts Library #2)
Learn more about your favorite Sport: Quidditch!
Know all the history, invention and evolution of the game, rules and regulations of the game, become well versed with all the records and scores ever made, know more about all the players and the teams of the world.
Learn how the rules and regulations came to be practiced and how the game that we have come to love so much came into existance.
This book comes straight from the libraries for Hogwarts, and it is given for Muggle reading at the insistence of our very own Prof. Dumbledore, who is kind enough to explain why this book was published in the preface of the book.
Check out the full book review here: http://thereandtheir.wordpress.com/2014/11/27/quidditch-through-the-ages-book-review/
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7. The Tales of Beedle The Bard (Hogwarts Library #3)
We first came to know about this Wizarding classic in the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Hermoine Granger has now translated the works and has made it available to the Muggle readers, with beautiful introduction, illustrations and notes by J K Rowling. The book also has a special commentary by none other than Albus Dumbledore!
Read all the stories the wizarding world has grown up listening. Read for yourself the story of the three brothers that you know so well. But along with that read other wonderful stories like The Fountain of Fair Fortune, The Wizard and the Hopping Pot, Babbitty Rabbitty and Her Cackling Stump, The Warlock’s Hairy Heart and many more.
For a detailed book review, click here: https://thereandtheir.wordpress.com/2015/02/19/the-tales-of-beedle-the-bard-book-review/
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