With a story by JK Rowling, book by Jack Thorne, and directed by John Tiffany, the eighth story in the Harry Potter saga had its world premiere at the Palace Theatre in London on 30th July 2016. She began writing the first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, that night.
"The event has brought together a family connected by a magical spell of witches and wizards", the Bookstore said in a statement.
From all the potterheads - we are thankful for being introduced to this world of witchcraft and wizardry which carved some wonderful characters like Harry Potter.
"Nothing has equalled the moment when I knew my book was going to be published - what a moment", the author told CBC in 2000, just a few years after her mega-selling Harry Potter book series made its debut. And if you don't, here's a pro tip: The line for Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey inexplicably disapparates during each of the several showings of the Nighttime Lights, so hit that up after a day of gallivanting through the land of Fizzing Whizbees, floating Yule Ball gowns, and chugging trains. "Moreover, the J.K. Rowling books may have started with a target readership of children but they eventually have grown beyond that".
Rowling finished the book while living in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she struggled financially as a single mother, battling depression, and living off state benefits. "That's who we really are". The fifth book, 2003's "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" is the longest book at a Whomping Willow-sized 870 pages. "Even today when I speak to people who have just read the books, I see the same love in their eyes as I had when I first read them". Surprisingly, I finished the entire the series in a week.
In a world with so much darkness and despair, who are we to judge? Her completed manuscript was turned down by a number of publishers before she got a book deal with Bloomsbury Publishing in August 1996.
"I mean, you could claim that anything's real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody's proved it doesn't exist!"
It's been over 21 years since the first book in the series released, and even today, they are a huge part of the must-read lists for every child, and many adults too.
Rowling also became the first billionaire author in history, but lost her billionaire title after she donated the majority of her income to charity.