MuggleNet Throwback: JK Rowling completes writing “Deathly Hallows” in Balmoral Hotel
It’s hard to believe that it has been nearly five (5) years (YES…five) since author J.K. Rowling completed the manuscript for the finale Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
On January 11th, 2007, Miss Rowling revealed to the world that the final words of the final chapters in the final book were written and ready to be shipped to Bloomsbury publishing and Scholastic publishing houses for edit and release.
She completed the writing in the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland in room 552, and scrawled a message on the back of a bust of Hermes in the room reading:
“J.K. Rowling finished writing ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ in this room on 11 January 2007.”
Rowling later wrote on her website: “I’ve never felt such a mixture of extreme emotions in my life, never dreamed I could feel simultaneously heartbroken and euphoric.” She finished her message by saying, “‘Deathly Hallows’ is my favourite, and that is the most wonderful way to finish the series.”
The final book would later be released globally in 93 countries on July 21, 2007 and sell an amazing 15 million copies in the first 24 hours.
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