Writers' rooms: Francesca Simon|
I've lived in my Victorian terrace house for 18 years, and for 16 of them my office was a tiny, cramped garret filled with cast-off desks, collapsing bookshelves, wonky chairs and grisly lighting. It got to the point where I found my office so claustrophobic that I started working at the kitchen table instead. Luckily, a wonderful architect had just revamped our kitchen and said he would help me transform my workspace.
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guardian.co.uk, 01 November 2008
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