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22 Reasons To Worship JK Rowling

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5. She keeps on giving, still.

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Published in aid of Comic Relief in 2001, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Quidditch Through The Ages raised over £17 million. They have been republished since 2009, and every Bloomsbury copy sold generates a donation of £1.15 towards the charity.

7. And she's committed to the films, too.

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At the start of filming the Harry Potter series, Rowling took Alan Rickman to one side and explained Snape's entire backstory – knowing the plot twist would help him inhabit the role.


10. She values self-worth over everything else.

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Writing in a post on Pottermore, she explained: "It's about what girls want to be, what they're told they should be, and how they feel about who they are."


16. She's not afraid to stand up for herself.

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18. And she always takes care of her family.


Evanna Lynch, who plays Luna Lovegood, had an eating disorder as a young teen and found solace in Harry Potter. She wrote to JK Rowling. “I told her how I looked up to her. She wrote back and was like a counsellor. She told me anorexia is destructive, not creative, and the brave thing was not to succumb to it."

Lynch explained, “I told her I’d love to be in the films and she encouraged that but said I’d need to be well to do so. In the end I think that’s why I recovered.”