J K Rowling donation(s)

#1
Double donation. One from her and one from the legal firm that couldn't keep it's mouth closed. Bloody good news for The Soldiers Charity(formerly the ABF)

From BBC
Harry Potter creator JK Rowling has accepted a substantial charity donation from the law firm that revealed she was writing under a pseudonym.

The writer brought a legal action against Chris Gossage, a partner at Russells Solicitors, and his friend, Judith Callegari.
Rowling was revealed as the writer of crime novel The Cuckoo's Calling in a Sunday Times article.
The author had published the book under the pen name Robert Galbraith.
Rowling's solicitor told Mr Justice Tugendhat that Russells had contacted the writer's agent after the story was published, revealing it was Mr Gossage who had divulged the confidential information to Ms Callegari.
Ms Callegari then revealed the information in the course of a Twitter exchange with a journalist.
The court heard Rowling had been "left dismayed and distressed by such a fundamental betrayal of trust".
Mr Gossage, Ms Callegari and Russells all apologised and the firm agreed to pay the author's legal costs.
It also agreed to make a payment, by way of damages, to The Soldiers' Charity, formerly known as the Army Benevolent Fund.
Rowling explained that she was donating the money "partly as a thank you to the army people" who helped her with research.
"But also because writing a hero who is a veteran has given me an even greater appreciation and understanding of exactly how much this charity does for ex-servicemen and their families, and how much that support is needed," she said.
The Cuckoo's Calling, about a war veteran turned private investigator called Cormoran Strike, had sold 1,500 copies before it was revealed that Rowling was its author.
Within hours, the novel rose more than 5,000 places to top Amazon's sales list.
Rowling said she would be donating all the royalties for the book to The Soldiers' Charity
 
#2
Yup, very generous of her :)
 
#3
Bloody good for her!
 
#5
Twice.
 
#10
So, are they saying that the Sunday Times lied when they claimed to have used forensic techniques to compare the unknown author's work with several likely candidates to arrive at the conclusion that it was Ms Rowling, and what they actually did was make use of dubiously-gained gossip?

Can somebody remind me who owns this publication?
 
#11
#16
Yeah, because one of the most successful authors in living memory needs more publicity.:roll:

And even if that was her motivation, who gives a **** as long as the money goes to charity?
She's not only incredibly successful but due to her attending a fancy dress party in 1991 dressed as a Russian Army General, she has considerably more military experience than you.
 

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#18
True, better her donating cash to the ABF than one of her previous big donations - she gave £1M to the Labour Party, as she's a great supporter of Gordon Brown. Still, she gives a LOT away to other charidees, so fair play to her.
 
#20
So, are they saying that the Sunday Times lied when they claimed to have used forensic techniques to compare the unknown author's work with several likely candidates to arrive at the conclusion that it was Ms Rowling, and what they actually did was make use of dubiously-gained gossip?

Can somebody remind me who owns this publication?
I think Professor Millican's software ( PhiloComp: The Signature Stylometric System )was used to confirm the rumours rather than conceal the fact that rumours existed.
 

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