Writers' houses

Bronte-SistersCan you guess which lonely trio of literary sisters lived among these foxes in the snow? Or who the bookish baby is in the window of the house below? (Answers at the end of this post.) Charles-DickensBritish artist Amanda White is working on a series of paintings and paper-collages that illustrate writers' houses. Through a process of research and imagination, she recreates little vignettes of the home-lives of some of our most beloved authors.

I think a framed set of these would be an amazing addition to a home library, office or reading room, wouldn't you agree?

Amanda has a shop on Etsy that is closed for Christmas, but I'm definitely going to visit in the New Year! If you want to see more of Amanda's work or contact her before then, you can find her on her blog and her website.

Jane-AustenExif_JPEG_PICTUREVita-Harold-SissinghurstExif_JPEG_PICTUREJohn-KeatsVirginia-WoolfAll images in this post are reproduced with kind permission from Amanda White. From top to bottom, these are the once homes of the Brontë sisters, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Vanessa Bell, Vita & Harold Sissinghurst, Derek Jarman, John Keats and Virginia Woolf.