Just heard that the author JK Rowling is working on her first work intended for adults, the news caught my eye with the incongruous headline:
"Rowling to pen first adult novel"
Enough to inspire a raised eyebrow, someone at the BBC was awake enough to alter it later to:
"JK Rowling to pen first novel for adults"
Those morning copy deadlines are tough for journos still wiping the sleepy dust from their eyes aren't they?
Several years ago I listened to a radio interview of a guy who claimed to have reviewed her original submisson. He claimed that he knew that after reading the first page that he was on to a winner. This inspired me to check the page out while browsing in a bookshop, I admit I never finished the page. I think was half way through the second paragraph when I had to stop for fear of bursting into hysterical laughter in public. Ever since then I've struggled to get my head round the Rowling/Potter phenomenon.