Controversial Edinburgh author JK Rowling has appeared in a Scottish book group after discovering they shared his views on the genre.
The Harry Potter author shared her thoughts after comments she made in early June 2020 about the transgender community.
Her position has caused fans and stars like Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Eddie Redmayne to speak out against her.
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But the writer, 56, was hailed as ‘brilliant, brave and hilarious’ by the reading group after sharing Tunnock’s Teacakes with her in the group.
She promised to attend JKR’s Barmy Book Army after the woman behind, organizer of the Woman for Women book club, revealed she had quit her own book club.
The reader decided to set up her own club after colliding with other members who had assaulted JK Rowling during their meetings, reports the Record.
It came after the author was targeted by trolls with countless death threats for spreading her controversial views on gender issues on social media.
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And this week, JK delivered on her promise, which we revealed earlier this year.
“This weekend, the brilliant, brave and hilarious @jk_rowling visited the headquarters of the Barmy Book Club.
“We laughed until we cried and smiled until our faces hurt. We ate Tunnock’s tea cakes. We drank lots of tea. And we talked about EVERYTHING.
“All of you women, who fight your private and public battles, and all of you who suffer because of this ideology, rest assured: this woman is with you. She listens, watches and thinks deeply. And she has a cute signature.
“Thank you for everything, Jo. We love you. We’re glad you exist.”
SNP MP for Edinburgh South West Joanna Cherry QC said she was delighted with the news.
She tweeted: “Thrilled for my friends at @JKRsBarmyBooks that their book club had such a distinguished and delighted visitor as they read and discussed my number one favorite novel The Sea, The Sea by @IrisMurdoch.”