J K Rowling

Amber Heard denies taking a ‘revenge poo’ in Johnny Depp’s bed

It reportedly occurred after her birthday in 2016.<p>Johnny Depp has bizarrely claimed that ex-wife Amber Heard took a poo in their bed after he turned …

Amber Heard

Traditional gap years might be in decline as young people opt for ‘microgapping’ in the UK

Concerns about financial constraints, career progression, and increased opportunities to work remotely could lead to the decline of the traditional …

Volunteering

Rise of the micro gap year: Why Generation Z is choosing office work over far-flung adventures

Flippers or textbooks? A-level results have just been released, prompting school and college leavers to consider whether they should be packing to travel, to study or preparing to enter the workplace. Interestingly, trends this summer suggest that gap-year students in “Generation Z” are choosing to …

Travelers

Unblock writer’s block

JK Rowling’s <i>Harry Potter</i> was rejected by 12 publishing houses before it went on to sell millions of copies around the world. TS Elliot as an editor …

Writer's Block

Plans for car park at Glenfinnan Viaduct Harry Potter hotspot

<b>Plans have been submitted for a new car park in Glenfinnan for tourists who visit to see a location from the Harry Potter films.</b><p>Thousands of visitors arrive to see the Glenfinnan Viaduct and a steam train that operates on its railway line. Both feature in the movies.<p>Glenfinnan Community Council …

Trespassing

GRANTY'S INFERNO: Will railway bosses keep us in the loop?

"IT'S not you, it's me" and "the cheque's in the post" are sadly the most over-used phrases in the English language.<p>The other is "Sorry for the …

Wirral

TV scenes that the stars refused to film

Much like viewers, stars don't always agree with what happens to their characters in TV shows. The difference is that they can do something about …

TV

The world's most beautiful bookstores revealed, from J K Rowling's haunt in Porto to an Edwardian banking hall in London

These stunning bookstores boast some intriguing stories of their own.<p>MailOnline Travel has scoured the world for the most beautiful book shops …

Books

This beautiful Hermione fan art is going viral for all the right reasons

Sophia Canning, an artist and costume designer from the US, has drawn plenty of pictures of <i>Harry Potter</i>’s Hermione Granger before. Several years ago …

Harry Potter

A 'Harry Potter' house complete with Dumbledore's study goes on the market

A stone folly in the garden, secret passages to a secret room, mysterious hidden doorways - and an interior that wouldn't look out of place in Harry …

News (Wales)

As Much as We Want It to, Political Satire Won't Save Us

What does a buddy caper novel about Barack Obama and Joe Biden tell us about the cringey state of political piss-taking?<p>Quite beyond the usual questions of pain, remorse or sorrow, you have to wonder what it'll <i>look</i> like at that last, terminal moment. For the righteous: eternal life. For the rest of …

Joe Biden

Valentine's Family Vacation To Scotland

Aug 13, 2018<p>Valentine and his family had an amazing time in <b>Scotland</b>!<p>They visited some pretty amazing locations like <b>Glasgow, Loch Lomond, Blair</b> …

Edinburgh Festival

Actors who almost turned down iconic roles

There are many actors who will always be connected to certain roles. It feels like fate, as though it were meant to be.<p>So, it's easy to forget that …

Film (UK)

Literary Oxford - a book lover's guide to the city of dreaming spires

As the home of a world-renowned university, Oxford is famous as being a place for readers, writers and thinkers. It’s little wonder then that the city has spawned some of the biggest names in literature and has inspired many famous works of fiction. From JRR Tolkien and Philip Pullman to CS Lewis …

Books

Pet Rich List 2018 reveals the wealthiest pets in the world

Including some multi-millionaire dogs, cows and chickens!<p>When it comes to normal rich lists, you might expect to see figures such as JK Rowling, the …

Pets

Review: The Sandman Universe #1

With a flourish of alliterative narration from Lucien the Librarian, the return to the Dreaming commences in <b>The Sandman Universe #1,</b> a one-shot with …

Graphic Novels

Success–Taking the Long (No, Longer Than That!) View

There has been a lot of chatter in the Twitterverse lately about sales numbers, hitting the lists, debuts, sales expectations, and (the often …

Writing

Friday Night With Raven Smith: Endo At The Berkeley

When my news alerts don’t mention Trump or Brexit the clouds part in my head and I can leisurely scroll the vast prairies of the internet. As I …

The Berkeley

'GoT' Star Natalie Dormer to Narrate 'Harry Potter: A History of Magic'

Well seeing as the Tyrells don’t have much going on anymore…<p>“Game of Thrones” alum Natalie Dormer has a new gig in fantasy land.<p>The British actress, …

Books

Before Netflix’s Ghoul, Tracing the Origins of the Undead Monsters

Netflix India is ready to mark its entry into the horror genre with its original series, <i>Ghoul</i> starring Radhika Apte. Centred around a mysterious …

Entertainment (India)

Ebooks: How digital publishers are 'shaking up' the industry

<b>JK Rowling notoriously received numerous rejections before meeting her literary agent, and later, publisher. Having stacked up at least 60 rejections in my writing career, I know exactly how that feels.</b><p>And while being a novelist recently came out on top in a survey as one of the most desirable jobs …

Writing

35 ways Harry Potter changed the world

Although it seems like a ridiculous number and you won’t find it on a real train ticket, you will still be able to find Platform 9 3/4 in the King’s …

Books

Select rows from SQL table and merge on those particular rows to another table

I have 2 tables in SQL. In the publications table, I am only interested in some rows that have the IDs that I am interested in. I used this code to …

Databases

Silk Road (How To Buy Drugs Online), Trafalgar Studios review - Geordie chancer comes of age

The Dark Web has an intriguing sound about it. Like something out of JRR Tolkein or JK Rowling, it suggests a netherland peopled by strange …

Silk Road

Albus Dumbledore’s sexuality - A Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts timeline

Harry Potter's wise old mentor Professor Albus Dumbledore is undoubtedly one of the best-known gay figures of 21st-century literature.<p>But the path to …

Film Industry

Argos is selling a talking Harry Potter sorting hat that tells you which house you’re in

Argos are bringing JK Rowling's wizarding world to life with the sale of animatronic sorting hats.<p>If you, like us, are still grieving from that …

Movies

Johnny Depp's Notorious BIG film pulled a month before its release

Another month, another worsening string of fates for Johnny Depp. The disgraced actor's forthcoming film about the murder of rapper Notorious BIG has been pulled from schedules mere weeks before it was due to be released.<p>The film's loss of a guaranteed release date comes as the latest blow to the …

Notorious B.I.G.

Happy Birthday Beatrice: 30 facts about Princess Beatrice of York

On the occasion of Princess Beatrice’s 30th birthday, we’ve composed a list of 30 facts about the eighth in line to the throne.<b>1.</b> Beatrice was born …

Royal Family

All 8 'Harry Potter' Movies to Return to Theaters Next Month

“Wizarding World XD Week” will also offer showing of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”<p>Harry Potter fans, rejoice — all eight films in the …

Film Industry

7 major goofs they left in the trailer

Look, it can be hard to cut a trailer, especially if the material you're working with already contains goofs.<p>But considering most trailer editors …

Fantastic Beasts