Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Fame Was In The Stars For J.K. Rowling; She Knew, Because She Put It There

Sotheby's is to auction off three personal horoscope charts prepared by author J.K. Rowling which contain "unpublished illustrations and writing dating from when j.k. rowling was writing harry potter and the philosopher's stone, and a wonderful insight into the creative mind behind harry potter." (Sotheby's, I think that's Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone; but hey, I'm too poor to bid, so what do I know.)

From the auction listing:
The third horoscope is of their young son, born on the cusp of Aquarius and Pisces. He will enjoy school, perhaps be accident-prone, (like all Pisces) could be prone to alcoholism, and (perhaps like us all) may well fall in love with someone totally incompatible. The chart apparently suggests that the boy will have great literary talent ("...the planet of fantasy and imagination meets a sign frequently associated with bookishness...") Rowling wonders whether his "ability to weave a good yarn" could perhaps bring fame and fortune, before deciding that becoming a film director would better suit his talents. Apparently wishing for some small slice of fame for herself, J.K. Rowling wonders if the boy would perhaps at least mention her in his Oscar acceptance speech ("...This peculiar woman my mother knows predicted I would be standing before you today ... of course, my parents laughed at the time...")
To be auctioned off at Sotheby's in London on July 17.

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Anonymous feefifoto said...

In the UK the name of the book is "Philosopher's Stone", not "Sorcerer's Stone"; the publishers were afraid goofball Americans wouldn't understand the use of the word "philosopher"; this is also the reason that the movie originally titled "The Madness of George III" came out as "The Madness of King George" -- the producers were afraid Americans would be looking for parts I and II.

July 8, 2008 4:00 PM  
Blogger Pop Tart said...

Thanks! As I said, I'm too ignorant & poor to bid; but at least I was right that it's the same book, right? ;)

And I'm still laughing about the George III bit!

July 8, 2008 10:22 PM  
Anonymous Jake said...

JK is the best!! She's awesome and I don't believe people say she's not a good writer! SHE'S THE BEST EVER!!
She wrote the most popular story for kids of all time!! I just found a list and she is now the 2nd richest woman in the world for doing this!! Check it out at http://www.weshow.com/top10/en/

July 9, 2008 1:46 PM  

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