A desk of one’s own

This is a great piece … I would love to have the time to write properly.. I do dream a little of being able to put my pride and joy bureau to true use..even have a document squirreled away with more than a dozen stories waiting to be expanded and turned into full books.. ranging from children’s stories to dark tales… Do you have a hidden passion or even a hidden desk fetish?

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Writer Erinna Mettler sparked my interest this week with her post on ‘Desk Envy’. A desk is such a fundamental part of a writer’s equipment, yet so difficult to perfect, it is no wonder that there are thousands of pictures like the ones of famous writers’ workplaces in the post which can inspire the green-eyed-monster. Space in the home is at such a premium – certainly in the UK, even more so in Japan – that for most of us the dream of a quiet room with a huge desk covered with piles of essential writerly clutter and (crucially!) all of one’s own must remain unindulged.

Still, we can dream. I was lucky enough to spend some time in the Lake District recently, with hints of spring breaking through the winter gloom all around. The hotel had this lovely number sitting in a corridor seemingly unused and unloved, except by…

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