Having been a student of literature, visiting this National Trust property was a very special experience. Shaw retreated here in his later years and his rotating writer’s hut just amazed me. I imagined him sitting there ‘in the zone’ writing and typing up all of those plays and essays in such a small Spartan space. It was so private and remote.

Shaw was quite a socialite and also a political activist but that didn’t stop him from being hugely prolific. He attained the Nobel Prize for literature in 1925, and died here at Shaw’s Corner at the age of 94.


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