The Writer’s Room: J.K. Rowling

In January 2007, J.K. Rowling finished writing ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ in a room at the Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh. What drives literary tourists to visit the room where she penned the final chapter? The Open University’s Professor Nicola Watson takes a look.

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By Morgan Johnston (originally posted to Flickr as Balmoral Hotel) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

References and further information

[1] Jane Knight ‘Mystery Guest We Send a Writer Under the Covers…This Week the Balmoral Hotel, Princes Street, Edinburgh The Times cutting, n.d. c. 2007 p. 26

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