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J.K. Rowling slept here

The BBC reports that author J.K. Rowling marked the completion of her last Harry Potter novel by scribbling on a decorative statue in a room at the posh Edinburgh Balmoral Hotel, where she had been staying and writing.

In black marker on an antique-style statue, she wrote: “JK Rowling finished writing Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows in this room on 11 Jan 2007.”

The hotel confirmed the Edinburgh-based author signed a bust in the hotel.

However the spokeswoman for the 188-room city centre Balmoral, where rates range from £290 to £1,575 a night, refused to say which room the author had stayed in.

Quillblog does not recommend this kind of vandalism for any first-time authors who might decide to stay at The Balmoral to write their final pages.