JK Rowling's childhood home goes on the market
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JK Rowling's childhood home goes on the market

Gloucester : United Kingdom | Jul 13, 2011 at 6:58 AM PDT
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JK Rowling's childhood home in Tutshill, Gloucestershire is on the market for almost £400,000.

The house is complete with trap door, cupboard under the stairs - and even a secret scrawl penned by the author as a teenager.

JK Rowling has written a message in her bedroom windowsill:

'Joanne Rowling slept here circa 1982'

Julian Mercer who is the current owner of this house bought this house back in 1995.

He said:

‘It is a truly lovely cottage. It is quite small but has wonderful architecture and a gorgeous garden surrounding it.

‘JK Rowling would have been here in her formative years and could have taken inspiration from the cottage.'

‘It has a cupboard under the stairs and the architecture is very Hogwarts-like. It has vaulted ceilings, stone windows and oozes gothic spirit.

‘The trapdoor is in the dining room and leads to a small cellar. It is quite scary, just like in the books.’

Rowling lived in the Grade-II listed Church Cottage from age nine to 18 and between 1974 and 1983.

Then she moved to Paris and later to Exeter University to study French and classic.

The house has so many features reflected in the book like cupboard under the staircase,secret underground passage, a pretty cottage garden etc.



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