J.K. Rowling just revealed 'Harry Potter's' true origins

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Edinburgh, Scotland, has spent decades as a hub of “Harry Potter”-obsessed tourism, . with fans flocking to the city to see where J.K. Rowling crafted the best-selling book series of all time. It turns out, however, that those trips may have been at least partially in vain. That’s because Rowling, in a series of recent tweets. revealed that she actually wasn’t living in Edinburgh when she first created the series. Instead, “Harry Potter” was born in south London, in a tiny apartment above a sporting goods store. “This is the true birthplace of Harry Potter, if you define ‘birthplace’ as the spot... where I put pen to paper for the first time,” Rowling tweeted on May 21. “I was renting a room in a flat over what was then a sports shop. The first bricks of Hogwarts were laid in a flat in Clapham Junction”. She went on to debunk several other myths about the series’ origins. including the fact that she based Hogwarts after George Heriot’s School in central Edinburgh
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