Rosie Thomas’s Workplace
Author Rosie Thomas takes us inside her home office, where she writes her award winning novels.
This is where I write. I live in a modern apartment on top of an old garment factory in central London. It’s open plan, but this space can be closed off from the main living area with a tall sliding door. It’s very quiet, even though I’m in the middle of the city. The windows look straight down to the water of the Grand Union Canal, and as there are no road bridges nearby there is no traffic noise. Occasionally there is the chug-chug of a passing barge.
I try to help my posture by balancing on the Swiss ball for an hour or two of the working day – but usually I’m slumped in my old office chair. I work surrounded by family photographs, mementoes and a jumble of Post-It notes to remind myself where character or a storyline is going.
It’s a sunny, comfortable place without too many distractions, and I’m always happy working here.
Rosie Thomas is the author of a number of celebrated novels, including the bestsellers The Kashmir Shawl, Iris and Ruby and Constance. Her novel Lovers and Newcomers is forthcoming Nov. 1st from The Overlook Press. Once she was established as a writer and her children were grown, she discovered a love of travelling and mountaineering. She has climbed in the Alps and the Himalayas, competed in the Peking to Paris car rally, spent time on a tiny Bulgarian research station in Antarctica and travelled the silk road through Asia. She lives in London.
Learn more about Rosie at www.rosiethomasauthor.com.
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