J. K. Rowling

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  • Harry Potter Timeline
  • 1990: While stuck on a delayed train between Manchester and London, Rowling gets the idea for
    Harry Potter. She begins writing his story that night.

  • An End to Harry?
  • Will Rowling kill off "the whole lot"?



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