J.K. Rowling's Latest Source of Inspiration Is a Teenager's 350-Year-Old Notebook
J.K. Rowling is known to adore all forms of creativity among her fans and all people, and the famed fiction writer has just announced her newest inspiration: a 350-year-old notebook that belonged to a teenager in the rural area of Biddenden, in the English county of Kent.
Except this isn’t your normal farm diary.— The Museum of English Rural Life (@TheMERL) October 6, 2018
It's not even a diary.
It’s a Mathematics book owned by someone called Richard Beale, from a farm in Biddenden, Kent. pic.twitter.com/mHRQihidOB
The book was put on display by the Museum of English Rural Life in a Twitter thread this past Saturday. Belonging to a thirteen-year-old boy by the name of Richard Beale, the notebook depicts his many math notes and homework. Beale's doodles, however, steal the show, as they incorporate his many problems dealing with triangles.
Richard doodled. pic.twitter.com/jRKPzVSZKk— The Museum of English Rural Life (@TheMERL) October 6, 2018
This dog has seen some shit. pic.twitter.com/9bhpIY3baH— The Museum of English Rural Life (@TheMERL) October 6, 2018
Richard put an 18th century chicken in some trousers. pic.twitter.com/L57TGCSU16— The Museum of English Rural Life (@TheMERL) October 6, 2018
Rowling retweeted the thread this past Sunday. She revealed her adoration and sheer fascination with such undiscovered talent hidden in history. The author even joked about making one of Beale's doodles, a chicken wearing trousers, into a character in a future project.
The notebook is a part of a larger collection of old farm books and personal diaries. For any who want to take a look at these peculiar notes, check them out at the museum's reading room.
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