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JK Rowling is Up to No Good... for a Good Reason

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Posted by: sue
February 21, 2009, 07:43 AM

Today, we are happy to report that J.K. Rowling has been up to no good....for a good reason. The Harry Potter author paid a visit to a hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she brought cheer in the form of unique graffiti on the walls of the unit. The Scotsman writes: "Ms Rowling, 43, daubed graffiti on the walls of the Young People's Unit at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Morningside, which cares for teenagers with complex psychiatric conditions.

Consultant psychologist Dr Jane Morris said: "She really does spread magic. She's a natural and knows how to talk to young people. And she's extremely cool. She does graffiti on the walls which is probably worth a fortune.

"She's drawn all of us and wrote 'JK Rowling was here'.
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And her way with the capital's troubled teens impressed staff.

Dr Morris said: "I'd offer her a job any time as she's already a great therapist."

We at TLC think that Peeves certainly would approve!

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123 Comments

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Wow that’s so cool! I want to see a picture of it now :D

Posted by MuggleQueen on February 21, 2009, 08:22 AM report to moderator
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It is always fantastic to see a famous person giving back, and JKR is certaintly one of the more frequint givers.

Posted by JS297206 on February 21, 2009, 08:22 AM report to moderator
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That’s our Jo!! Gotta love her!

Posted by TarsieS (FTC) on February 21, 2009, 08:23 AM report to moderator
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anyone have a pic?

Posted by DobbyandWinky WBM!!! on February 21, 2009, 08:23 AM report to moderator
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That’s so awesome! I wish I could see that :]

Posted by omgitslouise [WBM] [Ravenvlog <3's Me] on February 21, 2009, 08:27 AM report to moderator
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Hehe Peeves is definitley the product of her rebellious tendencies

Posted by Sally_Zaar on February 21, 2009, 08:30 AM report to moderator
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I love this woman, c’mon press give us a pic, seein as its inside a hospital i guess it might take a bit of permission

Posted by KiwiMcI on February 21, 2009, 08:35 AM report to moderator
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She is so brilliant. I want to see these pictures!!

Posted by RightLeftMiddle {WBM} on February 21, 2009, 08:36 AM report to moderator
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Wow, Rowling is like Picasso now. She can just scribble on whatever, wherever she goes and suddenly she has created wealth and value.

Posted by ZoeNecrosis on February 21, 2009, 08:40 AM report to moderator
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She is way too cool. I love JK Rowling, and the more I hear of her the more I love her.

Posted by AlexaP*ROAR* on February 21, 2009, 08:53 AM report to moderator
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That’s our Jo! She’s so awesome.

Posted by Bell Dema [FTC!!!] on February 21, 2009, 08:53 AM report to moderator
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That is so cool! She is really nice!!

Martina xxx

Posted by hp-fan (Roar!) on February 21, 2009, 09:02 AM report to moderator
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That’s so great. I hope someone posts a picture soon!

Posted by Emily [ROAR] on February 21, 2009, 09:11 AM report to moderator
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What a great story! Jo is amazing. :)

Posted by Bookworm Jen on February 21, 2009, 09:15 AM report to moderator
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Well done Jo – psychiatric illness doesn’t always get the same support as physical illness – glad to see someone like Jo raising the profile of this unit and bringing some fun into these kids lives.

Posted by Minerva McGonagall on February 21, 2009, 09:15 AM report to moderator
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