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J K Rowling

(Joanne Kathleen Rowling)
UK (1965 - )

aka Robert Galbraith

Legend has it that J.K. Rowling was a struggling single mother when she wrote the beginning of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, on scraps of paper at a local cafe. But her efforts soon paid off, as she received an unprecedented award from the Scottish Arts Council enabling her to finish the book. Since then, the debut novel has become an international phenomenon, garnering rave reviews and major awards, including the British Book Awards Chidren's Book of the Year and the Smarties Prize.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, General Fiction

J K Rowling recommends

The Little White Horse (1946)
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"The Little White Horse was my favourite childhood book. I absolutely adored it. It had a cracking plot. It was scary and romantic in parts and had a feisty heroine."

I Capture the Castle (1948)
Dodie Smith
"This book has one of the most charismatic narrators I've ever met."

The Giggler Treatment (2000)
(Rover Adventures)
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"Roddy Doyle is an absolute genius!"

Cirque Du Freak (2000)
(Saga of Darren Shan, book 1)
Darren Shan
"Fast paced and compelling, full of satisfying macabre touches -- Cirque du Freak explores the powerful fascination of the dangerous and unnatural and also, movingly, the obligations of friendship."

House of Secrets (2013)
(House of Secrets , book 1)
Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini
"A breakneck roller coaster of an adventure."

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