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Harry Potter en de Vuurbeker / druk 20

Harry Potter en de Vuurbeker  - Wiebe Buddingh', J.K. Rowling AuthorJoanne Rowling was born in July 1965 at Yate General Hospital in England and grew up in Chepstow, Gwent where she went to Wyedean Comprehensive. She studied at Exeter University, where she earned a French and Classics degree, her course including one year in Paris. As a postgraduate she moved to London and worked as a researcher at Amnesty International among other jobs.She started writing the Harry Potter series during a delayed Manchester to London King’s Cross train journey, and during the next five years, outlined the plots for each book and began writing the first novel.She married in October 1992 and gave birth to a daughter in 1993. When the marriage ended, she and Jessica returned to the UK to live in Edinburgh after living in Portugal for a few years.As well as an OBE for services to children’s literature, J.K. Rowling is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees including the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord, France’s Légion d’Honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and she has been a Commencement Speaker at Harvard University USA. She supports a wide number of charitable causes through her charitable trust Volant, and is the founder of Lumos, a charity working to transform the lives of disadvantaged children.J.K. Rowling lives in Edinburgh with her husband and three children.ReviewWhen I started this book I heard this voice in the back of my head that this was the book I liked the least (and I did an extra check to make sure Voldemort was not attached to my back)In the beginning I was wondering where that feeling was based on or if it was the movie so clothed the most of the HPmovies. But then while reading I realized. Was disturbed by the building excitement exploding in the first competition and back to nothing again while slowly building up for the next. I realized I like my book better when they build up to one exciting experience. Still this book is exciting that is for sure. All the scar things happening to harry and his schoolmates. I am glad the tournaments we had at our high school where less adventurous.I very much enjoyed the power dumbledore showed in this story. Even though he is important in the background in the other books he really comes forward in this and we get to know him better and learn why he is as much feared as a wizard as the other one is. Again some quality time spend with Mr Potter. He will turn 15 soon an start a new year at Hogwarts (soon as right now while I pick up the next book yay!)