Monday, December 24, 2007

Rowling Confronts Ghosts

It was the first time since the mid-Nineties that the J. K. Rowling had set foot inside the small apartment, just two miles from a £2million home she owns in Edinburgh, and this time she had a TV film crew with her, recording footage for a documentary*.

It was an emotional return and Britain's Daily Mail reports that she burst into tears, saying:
This is really where I turned my life around completely. My life really changed in this flat. ... Because it's such a well-worn part of my story now, it's a big yawn to hear how I wrote it, as though it was all some kind of publicity stunt for a year. But it was my life and it was very hard and I didn't know that there was going to be this fairytale resolution - and coming back here is just full of ghosts.
Rowling wrote some of her first book, Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, in notebooks in a nearby cafe.

*To be shown on ITV1 next Sunday.


Greenbottle said...

one reason i hate women's writings...always bursting into tears...

bibliobibuli said...

boohoo and blokes don't cry? i seen 'em. don't lie.

Anonymous said...

Feel so sorry for her, so much sadness- SEE? SEE? Money doesn't buy happiness! :-)))))))))

- poppadumdum

bibliobibuli said...

authors shouldn't be paid at all and then they will be so much happier!