This was a strange place for a red-bearded socialist, with large ideas of how to change the world, to land up. But somehow it suited Shaw. He was, after all, a master of paradox - and besides, what all writers need, even the most public figures among them, is privacy while they are writing. "People bother me," Shaw confessed. "I came here to hide from them." From this modest hideout, he could bother people without interruption.
George Bernard Shaw's Writer Room (via V & A Museum)