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Happy birthday, J.K Rowling! We owe you the entire wizarding world!

Happy birthday, J.K Rowling! We owe you the entire wizarding world!

Fans took to Twitter to wish Rowling and Harry Potter a "Happy Birthday". The objects have been curated from the collection of the British Library, the New-York Historical Society, and other museums, and have been supplemented with original materials from Scholastic (the US publisher of the Harry Potter series) and pieces from Rowling's own archives. Many fans are remembering the adorable misspelled cake that half-giant Hagrid gave Harry on his 11th birthday in the movie adaptation.

"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."

One joked: "Just realised it's Harry Potter's 38th birthday today". You can shop the sale here. And if you don't, here's a pro tip: The line for Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey inexplicably disapparates during each of the several showings of the Nighttime Lights, so hit that up after a day of gallivanting through the land of Fizzing Whizbees, floating Yule Ball gowns, and chugging trains. It shared a photo of its Gothic Revival main building with the caption "We're basically Hogwarts!"

These are the names of Rowling's Harry Potter books which she is following with prequels like "Fantastic Beast and Where to Find them" and Fantastic Beast and Crimes of Grindelwald. I kind of relate to Harry Potter as he was fearless enough to do the things he wanted to. I grew up with him & learned lessons with him.

J.K Rowling was the reason we got introduced to the magical world.

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"He was my mum and dad's best friend. Hermione Granger: The girl who delivers Ron and Harry from danger (again and again and again)". One person wrote, "Harry Potter helped me believe that anything is possible".

Born in 1965, JK Rowling attended England's University of Exeter, where she studied French, and later worked for human rights organisation Amnesty International in London and as a language instructor in Portugal.

She tweeted to her 14.3 million followers: "I'm a long way out of my usual time zone and have just woken up to hundreds of early birthday greetings!"

Few facts you mustn't miss about your favourite author, JK Rowling!


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