Deborah Amander

Deborah Amander, Winner of ‘Words and Women’ competition in April 2017, part of the prize was time in Church Cottage. “More than a room is provided, in fact it is ‘A House of One’s Own’ to quote the title Janet Malcolm’s wonderful essay on Bloomsbury and ‘the spirit of industry’ that still resides in houses like Charleston. These places speak, Malcolm says, ‘of the values by which Chekov’s good characters are ruled; patient, habitual work and sensible, calm behaviour’. That spirit rules in Church Cottage. You cannot fail to feel its benevolent influence.’