August is archive month. Posts from the past
I was due to hold a one day workshop in Virginia Woolf’s home in the autumn, but have been forced to pull out as I am due to have an operation at the end of August. But I can tell you that Monks House is worth a visit. The writing room and gardens are enchanting and inside it feels as though she has just popped out…
For many writers, the ambiance in which they work matters. Recently listed, this writing hut was built by Henry Williamson in 1929 from the proceeds of Tarka the Otter, and he went on to write more than 50 novels in this simple yet characterful writing sanctuary.
Nayland Rock promenade shelter overlooking Margate Sands, listed at Grade II. © JohntheFinn
Some locations are used only fleetingly. T.S. Eliot was in Margate for three weeks in autumn 1921 as part of a rest cure following a mental breakdown. In a letter he wrote that he had started work on the poem The Waste Land during his stay, some of which we know was written in this shelter.
Dubbed “London”, the name…
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