We’re not sure home has ever been more important than it is right now. During the lockdown we’ll be checking in with you, our wonderful residents, regularly via social media, sharing ideas for nesting and well being, celebrating little comforts and posting Pimlico-themed trivia for some light entertainment.
First up, we’ve put together our ultimate quarantine reading list. From the classics that have been on your list forever to contemporary feminist fiction and even a few childhood favourites, these books are garunteed to transport you to other worlds. As the great Roman politician Cicero said: ‘If you have a garden and a library you have everything you need.’
1. The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride
A rich, disturbing and beautiful romp through London in the 1990s that’s written in a contemporary modernist style reminiscent of James Joyce.
2. Bluets by Maggie Nelson
Very experimental in its style and form, this haunting work tells the story of the narrator’s heartbreak through her lifelong preoccupation with the colour blue.
3. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Unforgettable characters, vivid descriptions of lost London and a vast selection of subplots mean this classic is sure to keep you entertained for several weeks.
4. As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee
If you’re feeling cooped up, this poetic tale of a young man walking from the Cotswolds to Spain should scratch that travel itch.
5. The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blighton
Few things are as comforting as this magical story of a tree so tall its branches lead to other worlds. Nostalgic escapism at its best.