Scottish Library Offers JK Rowling Cake If She Shows Up to Book Club — and That’s Exactly What She Does

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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).

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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:

And she actually showed up! Cake has magical powers.

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