Monday, June 11, 2018

Five memorable fictional houses

Louise Candlish's latest novel is Our House. One of five memorable houses in fiction she tagged at the Waterstones blog:
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens

The novel that gave us castles in the air and prison walls both real and metaphorical also features the complete collapse of a London house – that of the righteous Mrs Clennam. She suffers bodily and mental shut-down almost immediately afterwards. Now we’re in the era of over-renovated opened-out iceberg homes – sometimes developed sans planning permission – and when we hear of one going boom and falling in on itself, we like to hope it’s taken the owners’ narcissism down with it.
Read about another entry on the list.

Little Dorrit is among Miriam Margolyes's six best books.

--Marshal Zeringue