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你會花50萬美元買下童年的房子嗎?如果你是作家J·K·羅琳,然后你小時候的家給了你靈感讓你創作出了最著名的小說中的情節的話,那這還確實值得考慮一下。據《每日郵報》報道,其實《哈利·波特》的作者J·K·羅琳現在是自己童年那棟房子的業主—— 位于切普斯托土茲希爾的教堂小屋。這個哥特式小屋在2011年出售,售價40萬英鎊(499,554美元),羅琳悄悄把它買下了。我們來談談教堂小屋的魔力吧!睹咳锗]報》稱,羅琳從9歲起在這兒住到了18歲,她17歲時在墻上寫下“喬安·羅琳的住處,1982年”來標記自己的地盤。(他們甚至還有照片。
If you're author J.K. Rowling, and your childhood home inspired certain parts of what would become one of the most well-known fiction series to ever exist, it's worth considering.
As it turns out, Harry1 Potter author J.K. Rowling owns her childhood home, Church Cottage at Tutshill in Chepstow, according to the The Daily Mail. Rowling had quietly swooped2 up the gothic-style cottage when it went on the market back in 2011 for £400,000 ($499,554.00 USD).
Now, the secret is out, as this week, Rowling and her husband commissioned major renovation3 projects for it, after years of no activity. The district council has granted the couple planning permission to install two rear dormer windows and knock down and rebuild the garage.
But let's talk about that magic that is Church Cottage already. Rowling lived here from ages nine to 18, marking her territory by scrawling4 "Joanne Rowling slept here, circa 1982" on the wall when she was 17, reports The Daily Mail (they even have a photo!).
The home includes a cupboard under the stairs (sound familiar?!), which is believed to have been the inspiration for Harry's room at the Dursley family's house.
There is also a trap door in the cottage's dining room, similar to the one Fluffy5 guards in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Also, the property is near the Forest of Dean, where a chunk6 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows takes place. Rowling also got the name for the Quidditch team Tutshill Tornados7 from the name of the house's street, according to Insider.
Over the years, some wise fans were able to connect the dots leading to the home, often trying to visit it. "For years, every time a book or a film came out, there were always members of the public asking to come in to see the house," Julian Mercer, the home's former owner, told BBC back in 2011. "That's been happening ever since the book came out. But we haven't let them in."


1 harry heBxS     
  • Today,people feel more hurried and harried.今天,人們感到更加忙碌和苦惱。
  • Obama harried business by Healthcare Reform plan.奧巴馬用醫改掠奪了商界。
2 swooped 33b84cab2ba3813062b6e35dccf6ee5b     
俯沖,猛沖( swoop的過去式和過去分詞 )
  • The aircraft swooped down over the buildings. 飛機俯沖到那些建筑物上方。
  • The hawk swooped down on the rabbit and killed it. 鷹猛地朝兔子撲下來,并把它殺死。
3 renovation xVAxF     
  • The cinema will reopen next week after the renovation.電影院修繕后,將于下星期開業。
  • The building has undergone major renovation.這座大樓已進行大整修。
4 scrawling eb6c4d9bcb89539d82c601edd338242c     
亂涂,潦草地寫( scrawl的現在分詞 )
5 fluffy CQjzv     
  • Newly hatched chicks are like fluffy balls.剛孵出的小雞像絨毛球。
  • The steamed bread is very fluffy.饅頭很暄。
6 chunk Kqwzz     
  • They had to be careful of floating chunks of ice.他們必須當心大塊浮冰。
  • The company owns a chunk of farmland near Gatwick Airport.該公司擁有蓋特威克機場周邊的大片農田。
7 tornados 64f19dd0af7a26fe4bcdede94053f93c     
n.龍卷風,旋風( tornado的名詞復數 )
  • And the national weather service reports several tornados touch down. 國家氣象中心報告預測龍卷風將來襲。 來自互聯網
  • They had stock footage of lightning, tornados, and hurricanes. 他們存有關于閃電、龍卷風和颶風的電影膠片。 來自互聯網
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