I began the series on Writers’ Desks with my desk and am ending it (for now) by sharing with you my writing spaces.
First, I want to give a warm recognition to Eamonn McCabe for allowing me to use his photos of famous writers’ desks. Without his photos I never would have had this series. So, thank you Mr. McCabe.
I wish I still had the stories i wrote on my first typewriter.
I then graduated to my father’s Smith-Corona in my own Waldon’s Pond cabin
I keep this photo on the wall of my office as a reminder that I have come a long way.
A poster of Virginia Woolf from a summer doing research in the Bloomsbury district of London, Virginia’s stomping ground.
To remain open, a quote from E.M. Forster on my wall.
“Beryl Bainbridge has writers’ block. (You’d think, wouldn’t you, that after 17 novels she’d have got the hang of it?) The problem, it seems, has been the title. It has taken her two years to get it right. For a while it was called The Might Have Been: a perfectly good title; nicely intriguing, with a hint of her trademark wry humour. But she wasn’t happy with it. So the rest of the book had to wait until she was.” Debbie Taylor
Here are some titles of her novels
The Girl with the Polka Dot Dress
An Awfully Big Adventure
Every Man for Himself
A Quiet Life
A Weekend with Claude
” I don’t mind working in a bit of clutter. It’s your mind that has to be clear.”
Photographer: Eamonn Mccabe