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    The Elephant House Cafe in Edinburgh has been widely regarded as the place where one of the world's best-selling authors wrote the first of the seven fantasy novels.

    Joanne Rowling has revealed where she started writing the Harry Potter books.

    Rowling said that while it is true that she used to write the book at the Elephant House Cafe in Edinburgh, the very first words of the fantasy novel were written in an apartment she rented in London. 

    The author shared a photo of Potter's "birthplace" on Twitter.

    Rowling added: "[But] If you define the birthplace of Harry Potter as the moment when I had the initial idea, then it was a Manchester-London train."

    The author's revelation has prompted a reaction from Harry Potter's fans.

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    London, Edinburgh, JK Rowling, Harry Potter
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