Plaque to Be Placed at Jo’s Former Writing Spot
The location of where J.K. Rowling wrote chapters of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (formerly Nicolson’s coffee shop but now a Chinese restaurant) is where a granite plaque will be placed to recognize the author. The idea was organized by Robert Watt, a retired teacher. Watt worked with Jo to provide a picture for the plaque as well. The Edinburgh Evening News reports:
Mr. Watt has never actually read one of her books, but said he could still see the importance of recognising where it all started.
He said: “After working on [two other] plaques, I realised that the coffee shop where the ‘Harry Potter’ books started was opposite the Stevenson plaque, and it just made it something of a writer’s corner in the city.
“I am hoping to get some local youngsters to unveil it as well, as it would be a good way for them to get a bit closer to their favourite author.”
The full story can be read here. Thanks to Steven for the tip!