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ROOMS OF THEIR OWN

by Alex Johnson (Frances Lincoln £19.99, 192pp) 

ROOMS OF THEIR OWN by Alex Johnson (Frances Lincoln £19.99, 192pp)

There’s something fascinating about seeing the spot where much-loved writers conjured up our favourite stories, as well as finding out any intriguing habits they had. 

It’s well known that J.K. Rowling created much of Harry Potter in Edinburgh cafes, but did you know that Mark Twain wrote in his billiard room so that he could distract himself when stuck, or that Marcel Proust and Truman Capote favoured writing horizontally? This charming book, with gorgeous illustrations from James Oses, gives colour to any bookworm’s curiosity and illuminates how their favourite authors interpreted ‘a room of one’s own’.


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