Friday, March 11, 2011

If you build it...

...inspiration and a literary masterpiece will come?
Thanks Eva for this little find - something for the escapist in all of us - the havens of famous writers from Roald Dahl (top), to Mark Twain (middle), Dylan Thomas, Henry David Thoreau, Virginia Woolf and others.
George Bernard Shaw (above) gets my vote for best writing hut for his ingenuity.
'Shaw (1856-1950) worked for the last 20 years of his life on his property in St Albans, Hertfordshire. Besides having electricity, a telephone, and a buzzer system, the hut's most notable feature was that it was built on a turntable, which enabled Shaw to push it to follow the sun. This eliminated the need for an artificial light source and created passive indoor solar heating.' 
Shaw named his hut 'London' so his staff wouldn't be lying when they said he'd 'gone to London'.

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