Sunday, November 20, 2022

Ronald Duncan’s writing hut

Here's the cliff-top writing hut in which poet, novelist and playwright Ronald Duncan worked in Devon. Rather overlooked today, Duncan had an impressive roll call of friends (Mahatma Gandhi, TS Eliot, Ezra Pound, Gerald Brenan, Benjamin Britten, and Kathleen Ferrier).

He built the hut in the 1960s (it replaced a rather rickety lookout post) and although it fell into disrepair after he died in 1982, it was rebuilt and now contains his old writing desk (a door from a ship wrecked nearby) and copies of his works which can be taken by visitors (it is a popular area for walkers).

There's a special collection of information about Duncan at the University of Exeter's site with useful links to other images of the hut.

Image courtesy Steve Bittinger


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