The End. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final installment of J.K. Rowling's Sorcerer's Stone series, is history. And it's all because of a series of events that began seven years ago, in the Scottish hotel room of a woman who's yet to put her pen down.
As I step into room**number 65, the first thing that hits me is the pure scent of southern hospitality. These are the hallowed halls of a British hotel, where the computer and hard drives of the world's most famous authors have rested. Now, I know time changes all that. But there's something more magical about these halls, specifically the room that's visible from the front desk of the hotel. Yep, there it is: Rowling's desk. On it is a sign that reads "RSJ, 2007" with a note pinned to it that reads "JK Rowlings."
On the last page of this book, a heartfelt note was pinned to the desk that read: "To my husband Jonathan, for the best part of a year it was all about you. Now it's become about us all together. And as each of us write a great story, let's drink a toast to the continued success of our dream." That describes this room like no other. It lives and breathes the beginning of the end, and it's only a matter of time before Room**65 will become a mall, boutique, or bed & breakfast.
But then, it isn't magic at all. It's just a long day of getting to know a woman who started from nothing, built a global empire, and saw herself firsthand as the author who made this huge part of our lives possible.
J.K. Rowling (born, and still living in the United Kingdom) is known for writing Harry Potter. The movement of the series, which is the most commercially successful book series of all time, was so great that it became a status quo itself.
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