Scottish Library Offers JK Rowling Cake If She Shows Up to Book Club — and That’s Exactly What She Does
The Orkney Library in Scotland was discussing Rowling's ‘Cuckoo’s Calling,’ and she came as a surprise guest
If you bake it, they will come. (In this instance, “they” are internationally-renowned bestselling authors).
The Orkney Library in Scotland received quite a surprise when Harry Potter author JK Rowling showed up to their discussion of The Cuckoo’s Calling, which Rowling wrote under a pseudonym, Robert Galbraith.
In an endearing exchange on Twitter, the world-famous author hinted that she might attend the discussion, and the library told her they would keep a seat open and save her some lemon drizzle cake — Rowling’s favorite (like the twinkly-eyed Professor Dumbledore of her own invention, she is also partial to lemon-flavored sweets). Surprisingly, she did attend the book club discussion, much to the delight of Harry Potter and lemon cake fans everywhere.
The Twitter exchange contained a bit of playful banter and even a Potter joke thrown in for good measure:
@OrkneyLibrary @RGalbraith Weather looks a bit rough. Might just Apparate.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 4, 2016
And we have the lemon cake on standby just in case @jk_rowling turns up #shopbought #weapologise pic.twitter.com/AmADuuEE42
— Orkney Library (@OrkneyLibrary) March 5, 2016
And she actually showed up! Cake has magical powers.
[email protected] I had the best time! Thanks for wonderful chat, cake and, of course, letting me touch The Book. pic.twitter.com/VCrU2lJAT6
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 5, 2016