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Press Peeks into J.K. Rowling's Back Yard, Sees Hagrid, Gets It Wrong

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Melissa
April 19, 2011, 06:17 AM

There's a pretty hilarious article going around from the Daily Mail that posits that J.K. Rowling is building Hagrid's Hut in the yard of her Edinburgh home. It claims the author is constructing a "lodge" that will sit at the bottom of her gardens that will mirror the hut we've seen in the films, with a conical roof, a spire, a chimney and stone steps up to the door.

While it is true she has submitted plans for the building of a garden house in her yard, which will match the style of her home and happens to have a conical roof, there isn't any intent to make it match Hagrid's hut (which is actually wooden as per the books, not stone as in the films).

Stay tuned to Leaky for more info on Jo's architectural adventures, including her plans to build a full scale Hogwarts on the grounds of Buckingham Palace; the functioning Hog's Head pub being readied for her private use on the Royal Mile, and, of course, her very own Room of Requirement, which will appear now and then inside her Edinburgh home and serve coffee, biscuits and writing inspiration on demand. We'll bring you the scoop!

(Just in case it needs saying, which we know from experience it does: The above paragraph is a joke and should not be mistaken for anything resembling truth.)

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730 Points

Why don’t they just convert all of Edinburgh into Hogsmeade? Sounds like a logical choice to me…. ;)

Posted by RavenclawDancer on April 19, 2011, 10:32 AM report to moderator
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HAHA! Thats so funny! I want to build Hagrid’s hut in my backyard! (And also a Room of Requirement, Hogs Head, and Hogwarts!)

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on April 19, 2011, 10:34 AM report to moderator
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5388 Points

LOL The idea of full scale Hogwarts in Buckingham Palace. OUTSTANDING!!!!

Posted by Azaad Potter The Chosen One [ROAR] on April 19, 2011, 10:46 AM report to moderator
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10268 Points

You mean even JKR isn’t wealthy enough to make a Room of Requirement real? I’m crushed.

Posted by WeenyOwl {The Human Deluminator} on April 19, 2011, 11:36 AM report to moderator
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1166 Points

this is silly… I love it:)

Posted by JessSnape on April 19, 2011, 11:53 AM report to moderator
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838 Points

thats so funny! that’s like my dream garden!

Posted by Tanderule on April 19, 2011, 12:10 PM report to moderator
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And inside the hut she has ET and Elvis, drinking tea out of Wedgewood cups and noshing on cucumber sandwiches. It’s true! ET was trying to phone home from inside the hut, and a Daily Mail reporter- using the same tactics allegedly employed by the reporters at News of the World- hacked into his call. Then Elvis phoned Graceland and asked someone there to send a pair of TCB glasses to his hostess.
Thank you very much, Daily Mail.

Posted by Paskunius Senus on April 19, 2011, 12:36 PM report to moderator
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8316 Points

This would be awesome! Haha :D

Posted by forgetmenot_007 on April 19, 2011, 12:52 PM report to moderator
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265 Points

ha ha ha!

Posted by KayWeasley on April 19, 2011, 01:12 PM report to moderator
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LOL great news !§! I love Hagrid’s home♥ !§!

Posted by HogwartsHP on April 19, 2011, 02:39 PM report to moderator
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155 Points

would of been awesome if she did make Hagrid’s hut :D

Posted by MyNameIsFredWeasley on April 19, 2011, 02:52 PM report to moderator
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There is a reason why the “Daily Mail” is called the “Daily Fail” by many of us here in the UK…

Posted by AndyM on April 19, 2011, 03:11 PM report to moderator
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LOL So funny XD Must have been a slow news day…

Posted by ♥PygmyPuffPia♥ ΡặΡặҰặ ツ on April 19, 2011, 03:17 PM report to moderator
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683 Points

Lol,how do they make up this stuff,well nevermind,it’s quiet hilarious :D
“full scale Hogwarts on the grounds of Buckingham Palace,functioning Hog’s Head pub,etc..” hahaha,you know with that you just provided the Daily Mail a week’s worth of articles :);)

Posted by xxIBelieveInNarglesxx on April 19, 2011, 03:22 PM report to moderator
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629 Points

Oh my, I loved this so much! XD

Posted by ExpectoPatronum512 on April 19, 2011, 04:32 PM report to moderator
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