There was a "Biography" program on A&E quite recently devoted to Rowling, and it consisted largely of her own words (an attempt on her part to counter the vast amount of inaccurate rubbish written about her life, apparently). She explained that King's Cross Station meant a
great deal to her as a child. She wrote that part of the book while living in Manchester. When she later visisted King's Cross again, she realized it was nothing like the description in her book, but she'd actually been remembering Euston Station. Nothing said about Lewis or
wardrobes. Of course, she could have said it elsewhere, but it's an excuse for the story.
> ' J.K. Rowling, for instance, based her famous "platform nine and
> three-quarters" -- the place at London's King's Cross Station where young
> wizards enter the world of the Hogwarts School in her Harry Potter series --
> on the wardrobe through which English schoolchildren pass into the land of
> Narnia '
> (Or has she said this in an interview somewhere?)