Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Edinburgh coffeehouse: Black Medicine

continuing on the literary city theme...stopped in at Black Medicine coffeehouse yesterday for a respite from the teeming rain & realized that it is across the street from my favourite Edinburgh plaque:
also Black Medicine is one of the many cafes where J.K. Rowling wrote her first Harry Potters...pretty well every decent coffeehouse in town makes this claim. it seems very appropriate that she invented the Potter world here, with the brooding antique streets of the Old Town, the looming castle on high, the gothic Scott monument and innumerable kirks. and i'm very glad she didn't spend her time writing in Starbucks...

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