Goodbye to wizard boy, worse than a divorce: J K Rowling

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London, Jan 30 (UNI) J K Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books says saying goodbye to the boy wizard after seven best-sellers was more painful than a divorce.

Accepting an award at the South Bank Show here, she said saying goodbye to 'Harry' after seven best-sellers was the worst break-up of her life.

''It has been the worst break-up of my life - far worse than splitting up with any man,'' she said.

Lord Attenborough, the director and actor, presented her the award for an outstanding achievement and joked he would have loved a role in the Harry Potter films.

''I must be the only English actor of my generation who has got absolutely bugger all out of this extraordinary series that has been read by millions and made into movies,'' the Daily Telegraph quoted him as saying.

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