Small Spaces, Great Minds

Jane Austen wrote her greatest literary works on this tiny 12-sided walnut pedestal table.  It was placed strategically near the creaky door so that she could quickly conceal her writing pages if someone were to intrude upon her privacy.  Talk about cramped working quarters!  The table was passed on to one of the Austen's manservants and is held to represent the 'modesty of genius.'   Janine has published three books at UPPERCASE headquarters all the while keeping the gallery, shop & design businesses flourishing so I think these two trailblazers have something in common.

Guardian's Writers' Rooms series.