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Followup: JKR Signed Statue Reported to be of Hermes

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: sue
February 03, 2007, 01:02 PM

There is a bit more information today about that statue J.K.Rowling signed in a hotel room in Edinburgh stating that she finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on January 11. The Scotsman reports today the statue is a bust of the Greek god Hermes. (A fun fact for Potter fans is that Hermes is of course the name of owl belonging to Percy Weasley.) The newspaper reports the statue is being kept hidden away, and there are no plans to make the room where Jo completed the final Harry Potter novel into any sort of shrine or tourist attraction.

"It was hotel property. We have many different antique artefacts within the hotel," said the spokeswoman. The bust was believed to be of the Greek god Hermes, not Emperor Hadrian as first thought."

As we first reported and later confirmed to TLC, Jo did sign this statue, which you can see here, at the famous Balmoral hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland upon completion of Book Seven. As noted yesterday as well, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has been turned into the US and UK publishers, and Jo and co. are currently editing the novel. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be released on July 21, 2007.

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