JK Rowling stuns followers by confirming actual birthplace of Harry Potter

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JK Rowling stuns fans by confirming real birthplace of Harry Potter


JK Rowling has revealed the place she began writing the Harry Potter books, contradicting followers who believed for years that Edinburgh was its birthplace.

The Elephant Home Cafe in Edinburgh is broadly considered the place the now 54-year-old creator wrote the primary of the seven fantasy novels.

Whereas it’s true that Rowling used to frequent the cafe within the early days of her writing profession, the creator revealed yesterday (21 Could) that she really began the sequence in London, in a flat above a sports activities store in Clapham.

Referring to the signal on Elephant Home which reads “birthplace of Harry Potter”, Rowling tweeted: “I’d been writing Potter for a number of years earlier than I ever set foot on this cafe, so it’s not the birthplace, however I *did* write in there so we’ll allow them to off!”

Rowling then shared an image of the Clapham flat the place she began her writing course of. “That is the true birthplace of Harry Potter,” she mentioned. “In case you outline ‘birthplace’ because the spot the place I put pen to paper for the primary time.

“I used to be renting a room in a flat over what was then a sports activities store. The primary bricks of Hogwarts have been laid in a flat in Clapham Junction.”

Rowling added: “[But] In case you outline the birthplace of Harry Potter because the second after I had the preliminary concept, then it was a Manchester-London prepare.”

“I’m perennially amused by the concept Hogwarts was immediately impressed by stunning locations I noticed or visited,” the creator mentioned, “as a result of it’s so removed from the reality.”

Rowling then shared an image of a bookshop in Porto, Portugal which cites itself as an inspiration for Harry Potter.

“I by no means visited this bookshop in Oporto”, Rowling admitted. “By no means even knew of its existence! It’s stunning and I want I *had* visited it, nevertheless it has nothing to do with Hogwarts!”

Rowling additionally detailed the place the place she invented Quidditch. Captioning an image of a crimson brick constructing in Manchester, she wrote: “This constructing is in Manchester and was once the Bourneville Lodge … I spent a single evening there in 1991, and after I left the following morning, I’d invented Quidditch.”

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