Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling weds

Saturday, December 29th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

LONDON (AP) _ Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has married her boyfriend at their home in Scotland, her spokeswoman said Saturday.

The wildly successful writer married Dr. Neil Murray, an anesthetist, on Dec. 26, in a private ceremony.

``J.K. Rowling and Neil Murray were married privately on Dec. 26 at their house in Perthshire,'' Nicky Stonehill said. ``Their immediate family attended the wedding.''

Rowling and Murray met in Edinburgh, Scotland a little more than a year ago. Her first marriage ended in divorce and it was as a single mother, bringing up her daughter Jessica, that Rowling began to write the best-selling books in Edinburgh.

The Potter books follow the exploits of a young English boy who discovers he inherited magical powers from his parents, a pair of wizards killed by a powerful enemy. He's invited to become a student at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Her first book, ``Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone,'' was recently released as a film, smashing box office records in Britain and the United States. The book and the movie are known as ``Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'' in Britain.