Beautiful rooms for words

#1 Stephen King

He’s sold more than 350 million books, many of which have been adapted into feature films, TV shows and comic books. King has published 54 novels, and six non-fiction books. Many of his stories are set in his home state of Maine which is where this picture of him in his office was taken. Judging by the computer in the background, it was a fair few years ago.

Stephen King

#2 Ian Fleming

An English author and journalist best known for his James Bond series of spy novels many of which have been transformed into hugely successful films. Fleming actually came from a wealthy family connected to the merchant bank Robert Fleming & Co., so was no doubt used to the opulence seen in this study.


#3 Ray Bradbury

The American fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery fiction author was better known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 as well as his science fiction and horror story collections The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, and There Will Come Soft Rains. He was and remains one of the most celebrated 20th- and 21st-century American genre writers.


#4 Henry Miller

Controversial American writer Miller was known for breaking with existing literary forms. Some of his better known works such as Tropic of CancerBlack SpringTropic of Capricorn were banned in the United States until 1961.

Henry Miller

#5 Vita Sackville-West

Easily the most impressive of the list, this writing room (also main picture) is at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, in England. Vita was an English poet, novelist, and garden designer! A successful and prolific novelist, poet, and journalist during her lifetime, she is also known for her controversial affair with her famous friend and admirer, Virginia Woolf.

Vita Sackville West sissinghurst-collage

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