The Christmas Pig

The Rowling Magazine Issue #58 · October 2021

Is it possible to know when The Christmas Pig is set?

  ==== Spoilers from The Christmas Pig ==== As it happened with the Harry Potter books, J.K. Rowling does not give an exact timeframe for The Christmas Pig. But there may be a way to try to, at least, set time boundaries for this story. It is in Chapter 46 (“Power’s Plan”) when we have […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #58 · October 2021

The Christmas Pig: Nods to Harry Potter or coincidences?

==== Spoilers from The Christmas Pig ==== Some passages of The Christmas Pig will trigger memories on those readers who are very fond of the Harry Potter series. Are these scenes and dialogues a nod to the Harry Potter books, or just a mere coincidence? Jack arrives at a new school and somehow he is […]

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October 11th, 2021

The Daily Mail: Q&A with J.K. Rowling and she reads and extract from the book

To promote The Christmas Pig, the new book that is out tomorrow, J.K. Rowling did a interview with The Daily Mail, and read an extract of The Christmas Pig. These are the questions and answers, and at the end you can watch the video. Can you tell us a bit about the inspiration behind the […]

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October 10th, 2021

Rowling on The Sunday Times: My childhood, the novel I threw away — and how my son inspired my new book

For the promotion of The Christmas Pig (out this Tuesday), The Sunday Times has published a new article by J.K. Rowling titled My childhood, the novel I threw away — and how my son inspired my new book. The article has been published online on Saturday 9th, and in the print edition of the Culture […]

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October 4th, 2021

The Christmas Pig Review: J.K. Rowling at her best

The Christmas Pig J.K. Rowling Hachette Kids – October 12th, 2021 4.5 / 5 ⭐ J.K. Rowling’s first children’s novel since Harry Potter1 is published next week, and it is the most enjoyable book by the author in the last decade. It is a feel-good book, full of surprises, which will delight adults and children […]

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September 30th, 2021

J.K. Rowling to present The Christmas Pig in public event in London

The Christmas Pig: A Family Event with J.K. Rowling will be a one-time event for the publication of Rowling’s new book. It will take place at the Alexandra Palace Theatre, in London, on October 12th. J.K. Rowling will be in conversation with television presenter Konnie Huq, and she will be joined on stage by the […]

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September 14th, 2021

Two illustrations from The Christmas Pig revealed

Two illustrations from the upcoming novel by J.K. Rowling, The Christmas Pig, have been revealed today. The first one shows Dur Pig, or DP. Dur Pig is the best friend that Jack has ever known. The second image shows Jack and The Christmas Pig, falling into the “Last of the Lost”, a place that will […]

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September 9th, 2021

J.K. Rowling launches new hub on her website for younger readers: J.K. Rowling’s Stories

To herald the publication of her first major children’s book since Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling has launched a new interactive section on her website for younger readers to discover and explore the different imaginary worlds of her children’s fiction. On J.K. Rowling’s Stories, visitors first arrive at a writing desk that includes meaningful, personal items reflecting the author’s […]

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June 29th, 2021

Cover for The Christmas Pig revealed

The cover design for J.K. Rowling’s new book for children, The Christmas Pig, has been revealed.  Jim Field has produced a stunning illustration for the cover as well as nine black and white spreads and design features for the interior of the book. J.K. Rowling commented: ‘Jim’s illustrations are simply perfect. It really is as […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #53 · May 2021

What we know about The Christmas Pig

Before J.K. Rowling announced The Ickabog officially, she hinted it for a few days using her Twitter header image (in fact, we guessed those hints correctly, and she even acknowledged it later). In the case for The Christmas Pig, her new book, it was a bit different. On the morning of April 13th, J.K. Rowling […]

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