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A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf
Frances Spalding's work room, nice big desk!
Nicola Barker: I've never had a study - never really needed one. I like to work in the middle of things, so my desk is in the far corner of my livingroom, pressed up against the kitchen cabinets. I have a beautiful view of the river but I rarely turn to look at it. I'm very focused when I work. I wear a pair of industrial earmuffs, even though I'm partially deaf and don't really need them. I love the gushing silence they provide and the pressure of them against my head.
Anne Enright: This is just a corner of the living room downstairs. There's plenty of space and I enjoy the light from the windows which look out on to my quiet front garden, and beyond to the Wicklow hills. I tend to disappear off to a more ergonomic desk once I am deep in a book and the RSI sets in, but this is where I begin, and I wrote all of Making Babies here, with the pram beside the desk.I have no set hours. I sit here, most of the time. Everything is on the computer, or in my head.
Richard Sennett -- "This is the corner of the room in which I write. I share the room with my wife, who does email and telephones in another corner. She is a very noisy presence, cursing her emails, shouting in several languages to callers from distant parts of the globe, and occasionally asking what's for supper. In my corner, silence reigns."