Too Much Too Young: Book Slam Vol. IINew stories from David Nicholls, Marina Lewycka, Jackie Kay & more Buy it now!
January, with its grim reality of bombastic sales, depleted bank accounts, expanded waistbands, and overly ambitious resolutions, is a month for dreaming. The book that’s currently fuelling my mid-winter fantasies is 'Rock The Shack', a luscious tome that celebrates the architecture of ‘cabins, cocoons, and hide-outs’ and all that they stand for in our modern world. The foreword talks of an impulse to live a more meaningful existence, closer to nature and in smaller spaces, enjoying the kind of remoteness that invites an enlivened sense of imagination. The pages are filled with alluring images, from a slatted, sun-filled structure on an old cherry farm in Taiwan, to a cabin suspended in a sea of pines in a Swedish forest, and a reworked barn on a Swiss mountainside. I look at a book like this, see such pictures, and immediately think ‘now there’s a place I could REALLY write.’Read more...
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