Rowling shares Harry Potter's family tree
A family tree of Harry Potter, hand-written by J.K. Rowling, offers a tantalising glimpse into the future of the boy wizard and his pals. But the author promises that the future of her characters, their relationships and children will remain locked in her imagination, ruling out any sequels.
In an ITV1 documentary, to be screened at 7pm tomorrow, Ms Rowling says that despite completing the final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, she cannot quite lay her famous creation to rest.
She felt compelled to map out the futures of the surviving members of the Weasley/Potter clan in a family tree. Readers will know that Harry and Ginny marry and have three children. Luna Lovegood, Harry’s dreamy friend, produces two children, with her naturalist husband, Rolf. Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour have three children, and George Weasley sires a daughter, and a son named Fred after his twin who died in the battle of Hogwarts. “I can’t help it,” the author says in JK Rowling . . . a Year in the Life. “It was like running a race and you get to the finishing line and you’re running too fast to stop, so I do know what happened afterwards and I couldn’t stop my imagination doing that.
“So I know this sounds an awful lot of detail to go into for your own
satisfaction and not because you’re planning to write more books, but that’s
just how it was. I couldn’t stop,” Ms Rowling said that writers always had
to know more detail than was used in a book. “It gives me a certain
satisfaction to say what I thought happened and to tell other people that,
because I would like my version to be the official version.”
In the film, Ms Rowling runs through the Weasley children one by one and
explains where she sees them in life now and pays particular attention to
Luna Lovegood. The documentary also follows the author on a private jet with
her husband, Neil, as they travel to the US for the final book tour.Ms
Rowling makes an emotional return to the Edinburgh flat where she wrote the
first book in the Harry Potter series.
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