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J.K. Rowling A Biography Paperback – May 1, 2003

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books; Revised edition (May 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843170175
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843170174
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,087,107 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sean Smith is the UK's leading celebrity biographer and the author of five Sunday Times best sellers including Cheryl, the definitive biography of Cheryl Cole.

His books about the most famous people of our times have been translated throughout the world. His subjects include Robbie Williams, Kate Middleton, Tulisa, Kylie Minogue, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Alesha Dixon,Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Aniston and J. K. Rowling. The film Magic Beyond Words: The J. K. Rowling Story was based on his biography of the Harry Potter author.

Described by the Independent as a 'fearless chronicler', he specializes in meticulous research, going 'on the road' to find the real person behind the star image.

www.seansmithceleb.com

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I read this book for a book report, and found that it was extremely interesting. While a bit dry at times, it got very interesting around the time at which she was getting the book published. I highly recommend this book for Harry Potter fans, and for teenagers needing to read biographies for book reports.
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I always wondered why someone would use a name that started with initials. This and other interesting facts are explained in this book by Sean Smith about the life of JK Rowling. If you are a fan of the Harry Potter series this book would be an enjoyable read.
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There are many so-called biographies of J.K. Rowling in the marketplace that are a waste of money and time for the reader. Smith does his original research and actually informs the reader about Rowling herself and her life before the folklore. He does not discuss her books themselves, but sticks to her unfolding chronological life and its context. I continue to pull Smith's book off the shelf for quick reference to contrast it with all of the defamation and sappy folklore that continues to be written about Rowling.
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