JK Rowling shares the true birthplace of 'Harry Potter'

She's one of the world's most successful - and best acclaimed - authors [Photo: Getty]

JK Rowling has taken to Twitter for a dose of nostalgia, looking back on an old favourite spot of hers where she penned a good deal of Harry Potter.

Joanne, 54, is one of the world's most successful authors thanks to the universally beloved series of novels about a boy wizard and his struggle against evil.

She first thought up the idea in the early nineties and hasn't looked back since.

The first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, landed in book stores in 1997, and since then series has gone on to dominate bestseller lists and the box office with its film adaptations.

Now JK has taken some time out to remember a time before she was the world's most famous author.

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A dedicated fan shared a snap on social media of The Elephant House, an Edinburgh spot where JK got a lot of writing done as she sipped on coffee.

JK put a lot of hours into writing Potter in The Elephant House [Photo: @Miguel_HRP/Twitter]

Above the door reads "The 'birthplace of Harry Potter", the fan reaching out to JK to check if this is legit.

She came back: "I was thinking about putting a section on my website about all the alleged inspirations and birthplaces of Potter.

"I'd been writing Potter for several years before I ever set foot in this cafe, so it's not the birthplace, but I *did* write in there so we'll let them off!"

In a famous rags to riches story, JK has amassed a fortune over the years, being listed in the most recent Sunday Times Rich List as worth an estimated £795 million.

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She's mobilising her wealth to help others amid the coronavirus crisis, donating £1 million between two charities, Crisis and Refuge.

JK penned an emotional post on the 22nd anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, the climactic event that rounded off Harry Potter.

"...I'm going to be honest and say that it feels inappropriate to talk about fictional deaths today," she wrote. "...As ever in a crisis of this sort, the poorest and most vulnerable are hit hardest, so in honour of the Battle of Hogwarts, I'll be making a donation of £1m…”


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