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Happy Birthday, JK Rowling! 10 Facts About The Potter Author

31/07/2012 12:27 BST | Updated 20/12/2012 17:04 GMT

We're raising our goblets and sending sparks from our wands in celebration of JK Rowling's birthday - yes, the woman who brought us Harry Potter was born today 47 years ago. She didn't encounter any Voldemort activity a year afterwards, mind.

We're pondering what she might be receiving for her birthday - after all, appearing at Friday's Olympic Opening Ceremony is a pretty amazing gift in itself.

But as a gift to you, readers and Harry Potter fans, here are 10 facts about the birthday lady you may not have known. Enjoy!