Category: Where writers write

Where Agatha Christie wrote

Where Agatha Christie wrote

Murders she wrote. Many, many of them. Outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare, she’s the bestselling novelist of all time. Next in the where writers write series: where Agatha Christie wrote her books. “A bath! The receptacle of porcelain, one turns the taps and fills it, one gets in, one gets out and ghoosh …

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Where writers write: Dylan Thomas’s writing shed

Where writers write: Dylan Thomas’s writing shed

Next up in the series on where writers write is Dylan Thomas’s writing shed at the Boat House in Laugharne, Camarthenshire. When Dylan Thomas first saw the Boat House, on a sunny Monday in May 1934, it was from the other side of the River Taf. He and a friend, Glyn Jones, were standing waiting …

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Where writers write: Edward Thomas’s poetry

Where writers write: Edward Thomas’s poetry

Ted Hughes considered him the father of all poets. Yet it was only in the last three years of his life Edward Thomas turned his pen from prose to poetry. He wrote his first poems in December 1914, at The Bee House, up on the hill above Steep, in Hampshire. A low, thatched building perched …

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Where writers write: Vita Sackville-West’s tower writing room

Where writers write: Vita Sackville-West’s tower writing room

It’s a long way from a shed, or even a lodge. Vita Sackville-West’s writing room was in a twin-turreted, Elizabethan tower at Sissinghurst Castle, in Kent. Sound like a fairytale? ‘It was Sleeping Beauty’s castle with a vengeance’, Sackville-West said in 1950, recalling the wet, April day twenty years earlier she first set eyes on …

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Where writers write: Virginia Woolf’s writing room

Where writers write: Virginia Woolf’s writing room

First up in my series of posts on where writers write is Virginia Woolf’s writing room. ‘A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction,’ Woolf famously says in A Room of One’s Own.  The money, of course, is key. A room of your own, after all, …

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Where do writers write?

Where do writers write?

Where do writers write? And why? Creating a writing room of my own got me thinking. A writing room of my own I already have a writing room of my own. It sometimes doubles as a spare bedroom, but most of the time it’s a dedicated home office. During lockdown, however, I decided to move …

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