Saturday, March 21, 2009

Kevin Crossley-Holland: shedworker

Poet and author Kevin Crossley-Holland is featured in The Guardian's Writers' Rooms series (lovely photo as always by Eamonn McCabe). Crossley-Holland is technically more of a barnworker and this office is in a spur of the barn. In an interesting twist on the normal goal of making your garden office warm and snug, he says: "True, the room's often chilly, but warmth addles my brains." Sadly, what we can't see is that the other side of the crossbeams are painted different colours, "marsh-green, sea-lavender, duck-egg, woad ... colours of contemplation. So the roof's as merry as a rustic medieval church, dressed in the colours of north Norfolk." Well worth a browse.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:42 PM

    Well,at least i can get this one. It belongs to Kevin Crossley-Holland, Anglo-Saxonist