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picture showing my father in law's book lined study
Where we write

Posted on 02 June 2010, 4:43

People who write usually have a room where they work, although I have at least one friend who prefers to write in cafés. This is my father-in-law’s study, in a Warwickshire country cottage, filled with cosy, booklined shelves, pinned-up pictures, and piles of paper in a chaotic but probably quite logical filing system arranged on the carpet.

The room has a lovely, quiet quality, even though it looks out onto a main road, and it’s the centre of operations for my father-in-law, who often sits in here bashing out letters on an old Remington typewriter, or packaging up snipped-out newspaper stories to post to friends, which is an endearing and lifelong habit of his.

Looking at the photo makes me want to photograph these private work rooms of the people I know, and ask them to tell me about them.

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I have a room like that. My wife (and grandchildren) call it ‘Grandad’s Nest’ (or was that ‘Mess’). Anyway I always kid myself I can find anything I need within arms length – it doesn’t always work…

david stuckey, Thu 24 Jun, 13:47

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