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May 11th, 2014

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JK Rowling interview in full

JKR: Yeah definitely. I mean, of course one could be cynical, and I’m sure you would be disposed to be so and say it was a marketing ploy, but I don’t want the kids to know what’s coming.

Because that’s part of the excitement of the story, and having you know sweated blood to create all my red herrings and lay all my clues to me it’s not a. this is my,this is my. I was going to buy canada goose jacket cheap say this is my life, it’s not my life, but it is a very important part of my life.

JKR: The fame thing is Canada Goose Parka interesting because I never wanted to be famous, and I never dreamt I jacket would be famous.

Being able to canada goose clearance sale sit at home Canada Goose Jackets in the parsonage and your books would be very famous and occasionally you would correspond with the Prince of Wales’ secretary. You know I didn’t think they’d rake through my bins, I didn’t expect to be uk canada goose outlet photographed on the beach through long lenses. I never dreamt canadian goose jacket it would impact my Canada Goose Outlet daughter’s Canada Goose Online life negatively, which at times it has. It would be churlish to say there’s nothing good about being famous; to have a total stranger walk up to you as you’re walking around Safeways, and say a number of nice things that they might say about your work. I mean of course you walk on with a bit more spring in your step. That’s a canada goose uk outlet very, very nice thing to happen. I just wish they wouldn’t approach me when I’m buying you know.

JKR: Items of a questionable nature, exactly. Always, always. Never when you’re in the fresh fruit and veg section. Never.

JP: Do you think success has changed you?

JKR: When it first happened I didn’t immediately Canada Goose Coats On Sale become very rich. The biggest jump for me was the American advance which was enough for me to buy a house, not outright, but you know we’d canada goose coats on sale been renting until then. And I didn’t feel guilty, I felt scared at that point. Because I thought I mustn’t blow this: I’ve got some money, I mustn’t do anything canada goose clearance stupid with it. And then yeah, yeah, buy canada goose jacket I felt guilty.

Yeah I did. I mean at least I could see cause and effect. I knew I had worked quite hard for quite a long time. Of course the rewards were completely disproportionate but I could canada goose coats see how I got there so that made it easier to rationalise.

JP: Let’s talk a little bit about the next book. Harry and Ron and Hermione are all going to be older. How are they going to change?

JKR: Quite a lot because I find it quite sinister, the way that, looking back at the Famous Five books for example, I think 21 adventures or 20 or something, they never had a hormonal impulse except that Anne was sometimes told that she would make someone a good little wife whenever she unlaid the picnic things.

JP: But that’s the usual pattern of children’s books isn’t it? Swallows and Amazons is the same isn’t it? The children never age. But your.

JKR: And it reaches its apotheosis in Peter Pan obviously, where it is quite explicit, and I find that very sinister. I had a very forthright letter from a woman who had heard me say that Harry cheap Canada Goose was going to have his first date or something and she said “Please don’t do that, that’s awful. I want these books to be a world where uk canada goose my children can escape to.”

She canada goose literally said “free from hurt and fear” and I’m thinking “Have you read the books? What are you talking about free from hurt and fear? Harry goes through absolute hell every time he returns to school.” So I think that a bit of snogging would alleviate matters.

JP: So there will be some pairing up will there in this book?

JKR: Well in the fullness of time.

JP: Unlikely pairings? Not Hermione and Draco Malfoy or anything like that?

JKR: I don’t really want to say as it will ruin all the fan sites. They have such fun with their theories and it is fun, it is fun. And some of them even get quite close. No one has ever I have gone and looked at some of it and no one’s ever. There is one thing that if anyone guessed I would be really annoyed as it is kind of the heart of it all. And it kind of explains everything and no one’s quite got there but a couple of people have skirted it. So you know, I would be pretty miffed after 13 or 14 years of writing the books if someone just came along canada goose factory sale and said I think this will happen in book seven. Because it is too late, I couldn’t divert now, everything has been building up to it, and I’ve laid all my clues.

JP: Is Harry going to become a Canada Goose sale bolshy canada goose store teenager?

JKR: He’s a lot, lot, lot angrier in this book. He really is quite angry a lot of the time and I think justifiably so, look at what he has gone canada goose black friday sale through. It cheap canada goose uk is about time he started

feeling a little bit miffed at the hand life has dealt him.

JP: Well when you look at a lot of canada goose uk black friday that marketing stuff, that merchandise, when you look at things like the Harry Potter Ice Pumpkin Slushie maker and all that junk.

JKR: Is that a real thing or have you made it up?

JP: I’m serious. There’s a list of about 50 of these things. Harry Potter Embroidered Polo Shirts, the Late Night Ride Towel, Harry Potter and Ron Weasley alarm clock. I mean it goes on and on.

JKR: I knew about the alarm clock. How do I feel about it? Honestly, I think it’s pretty well known, if I could have stopped all merchandising I would have done. And twice a year I sit down with Warner Brothers and we have conversations about merchandising and I can only say you should have seen some of the stuff that was stopped: Canada Goose online Moaning Myrtle lavatory seat alarms and worse.

JP: I thought that sounded rather fun.

JKR: I knew you were gonna say that. It’s not fun. It was horrible, it was a horrible thing.

JP: But you could have said “No, I’m not gonna have any merchandising”.

JKR: I don’t think I could at the time. Not at the time. I’m so bad with dates. It must have been about 1998 99, I started talking to Warner Brothers, and at that point I canada goose uk shop just didn’t have the power to stop them. That is the nature of the film world.

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