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'Harry Potter' author gives birth to a girl
Updated: 2005-01-25 16:28

"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has given birth to a baby girl, a Scottish hospital said.

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, holds her honorary degree after receiving it from Edinburgh University in Edinburgh,Scotland, Thursday July 8, 2004. The author wrote much of her series about the world famous boy wizard while living in the Scottish capital as a single mother. [AP]

The 39-year-old British author, who shot to fame with the publication of the popular boy-wizard fantasy book series, gave birth to her third child at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on Sunday, a hospital spokesman said. The baby girl hasn't been named.

Rowling and her husband, Neil Murray, have a 22-month-old son, David. The author also has an 11-year-old daughter, Jessica, from a previous marriage.

The hospital spokesman said the writer and her baby were both doing well and had been discharged from the hospital early Monday.

Rowling's sixth novel in the "Harry Potter" series — "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" — will be released July 16. A seventh and final novel is also in the pipeline.

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