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Cậu bé sống khổ sở ở nhà Dursley cùng thằng anh chúng ta Dudley tai quái. Căn phòng dành riêng cho Harry thực ra chỉ là phòng xép nhỏ tuổi xíu bên dưới gầm mong thang. Cậu bé xíu cũng chẳng mong gì được tổ chức triển khai sinh nhật mười một tuổi.Nhưng rồi một lá thư bí ẩn được cú đưa tới, mời Harry nhập học học viện chuyên nghành Phát thuật với Ma thuật Hogwarts. Ở đó, cậu không chỉ là quen nhiều bạn mới, đùa môn thể thao chổi bay, và đắm chìm ngập trong phép thuật nghỉ ngơi khắp chỗ nơi, từ lớp học cho đến bàn ăn; mà hơn thế, vận mệnh kếch xù đang mong chờ cậu... Trường hợp như cậu sống sót được để đương đầu.
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See also: Robert GalbraithAlthough she writes under the pen name J.K. Rowling, pronounced like rolling, her name when her first Harry Potter book was published was simply Joanne Rowling. Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want khổng lồ read a book written by a woman, her publishers demanded that she use two initials, rather than her full name. As she had no middle name, she chose K as the second initial of her pen name, from her paternal grandmother Kathleen Ada Bulgen Rowling. She calls herself Jo and has said, "No one ever called me "Joanne" when I was young, unless they were angry." Following her marriage, she has sometimes used the name Joanne Murray when conducting personal business. During the Leveson Inquiry she gave evidence under the name of Joanne Kathleen Rowling. In a 2012 interview, Rowling noted that she no longer cared that people pronounced her name incorrectly.Rowling was born khổng lồ Peter James Rowling, a Rolls-Royce aircraft engineer, và Anne Rowling (née Volant), on 31 July 1965 in Yate, Gloucestershire, England, 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Bristol. Her mother Anne was half-French & half-Scottish. Her parents first met on a train departing from King"s Cross Station bound for Arbroath in 1964.

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They married on 14 March 1965. Her mother"s maternal grandfather, Dugald Campbell, was born in Lamlash on the Isle of Arran. Her mother"s paternal grandfather, Louis Volant, was awarded the Croix de Guerre for exceptional bravery in defending the village of Courcelles-le-Comte during the First World War.Rowling"s sister Dianne was born at their trang chủ when Rowling was 23 months old. The family moved khổng lồ the nearby village Winterbourne when Rowling was four. She attended St Michael"s Primary School, a school founded by abolitionist William Wilberforce and education reformer Hannah More. Her headmaster at St Michael"s, Alfred Dunn, has been suggested as the inspiration for the Harry Potter headmaster Albus Dumbledore.As a child, Rowling often wrote fantasy stories, which she would usually then read lớn her sister. She recalls that: "I can still remember me telling her a story in which she fell down a rabbit hole and was fed strawberries by the rabbit family inside it. Certainly the first story I ever wrote down (when I was five or six) was about a rabbit called Rabbit. He got the measles and was visited by his friends, including a giant bee called Miss Bee." At the age of nine, Rowling moved khổng lồ Church Cottage in the Gloucestershire village of Tutshill, close to lớn Chepstow, Wales. When she was a young teenager, her great aunt, who Rowling said "taught classics và approved of a thirst for knowledge, even of a questionable kind," gave her a very old copy of Jessica Mitford"s autobiography, Hons and Rebels. Mitford became Rowling"s heroine, & Rowling subsequently read all of her books.Rowling has said of her teenage years, in an interview with The New Yorker, "I wasn’t particularly happy. I think it’s a dreadful time of life." She had a difficult homelife; her mother was ill và she had a difficult relationship with her father (she is no longer on speaking terms with him). She attended secondary school at Wyedean School & College, where her mother had worked as a technician in the science department. Rowling said of her adolescence, "Hermione is loosely based on me. She"s a caricature of me when I was eleven, which I"m not particularly proud of." Steve Eddy, who taught Rowling English when she first arrived, remembers her as "not exceptional" but "one of a group of girls who were bright, và quite good at English." Sean Harris, her best friend in the Upper Sixth owned a turquoise Ford Anglia, which she says inspired the one in her books.