He wrote: "The bottom line, now, I'm afraid, is that as a late stage gall bladder cancer patient, I'm expected to live for 'several months' and it’s extremely unlikely I'll live beyond a year. So it looks like my latest novel, The Quarry, will be my last."
ITV Presenter Holly Willoughby is branching out into the world of books. The 32-year-old is writing a children's book with her sister Kelly. 'LEtoile, School for Stars' is due to be published in the Summer. It follows the lives of twins at stage school.
Speaking to The Mirror, Holly said: "My sister and I have only just started working on the book and it has been a brilliant experience. My sister is older than me and she’s always been brilliant at writing stories.
"I’ve always been her first port of call to test out the stories so since being young girls we’ve talked about how one day it would be wonderful to have our own book."
The Evening Standard's David Sexton: "The problem for Rowling's legions of fans will be that she has forgotten to include any basic likeability in her characters here or any real suspense as to what will happen - or deliberately chosen not to supply it."
The Daily Express's Emma Lee-Potter: "The book isn't flawless. Her writing style is direct and uncomplicated rather than literary and she has an annoying habit of shoving slabs of explanatory detail into brackets."