ROOMS OF THEIR OWN: WHERE GREAT WRITERS WRITE

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  • Pub Date : 28/04/22
  • Author: Alex Johnson
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln
  • Category: Biography: literary
  • Binding Type: Hardcover Book
  • Isbn:9780711258013
  • Pages: 192
  • Mrp: 1499

ABOUT THE BOOK

Rooms of Their Own travels around the world, examining the unique spaces,
habits and rituals in which famous writers created their most notable work. The
perennial question asked of all authors is 'How do you write?'. What do they require
of their room or desk? Do they have favourite pens, paper or typewriters? And have they
found the perfect daily routine to channel their creativity? Crossing centuries,
continents and genres, Alex Johnson has pooled 50 of the best writers and transports
you to the heart of their writing rooms – from attics and studies to billiard rooms and
bathtubs. Discover the ins and outs of how each great writer penned their famous
texts, and the routines and habits they perfected. Meet authors who rely on silence
and seclusion and others who need people, music and whisky. Meet those who travel
half-way across the world to a luxury writing retreat, and others who just need an
empty shed at the bottom of the garden. Some are particular about pencils, inks, paper
and typewriters, and others will scribble on anything – including the furniture. But
whether they write in the library or in cars, under trees, private islands, hotel rooms or
towers – each of these stories confirms that there is no 'best way' to write. From
James Baldwin, writing in the small hours of the morning in his Paris apartment, to
DH Lawrence writing at the foot of a towering Ponderosa pine tree, to the Brontë
sisters managing in a crowded co-working space, this book takes us into the lives of
some of history's greatest ever writers, with each writing space illustrated in evocative
watercolour. In looking at the working lives of our favourite authors, bibliophiles will
be transported to other worlds, aspiring writers will find inspiration and literature
fans will gain deeper insight into their most-loved authors.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Alex Johnson is a journalist, blogger and the author of A Book of Book ListsImprobable LibrariesBookshelf, and Shedworking: The Alternative Workplace Revolution. He runs the web sites Shedworking at  and Bookshelf at . Alex lives in St Albans, London with his wife, three children, and plenty of books from all over the world.

 

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