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On the nature of fame

13 February 2007

'I never wanted it and I never expected it and certainly didn't work for it and see it as something that I have to get through, really... I didn't think they'd rake through my bins; I didn't expect to be photographed on the beach through long lenses. I never dreamt it would impact on my daughter's life negatively, which at times it has...

'My realistic side had allowed me to think I might get one good review in a national newspaper. That was my idea of a peak.'

J K Rowling in the Observer