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A desk fit for an author…

Posted: 13/06/19 A desk fit for an author…

When we receive an order, it’s always exciting, when we see a name like Veronica Henry, even more so!
Veronica is a renowned author of 20 novels, including “A Night on The Orient Express” which won the Romantic Novel of The Year Award by The Romantic Novelists Association!
Now, in her own words, she’s singing the praises of her Modular Desk, a pretty necessary tool of the trade for an author.
We’ve been lucky enough to have a wonderful short story if you will, written about Veronica’s purchase…

“As I put the finishing touches to my twentieth book, I decided it was time for a new desk. I’d always written at the dining room table or on a very pretty but impractical bureau that was designed for scribbling thank-you notes  . . . not 100,000-word novels!

I came upon The Dormy House through Instagram. I loved the idea of a modular desk – being able to build something that was unique to me and my needs, with the option of lots of drawers, a filing system, space for a printer and best of all a big work surface to spread everything out on. It’s wide enough and deep enough to hold my computer, my notebooks, my reading pile and still have room for a few personal effects – my Bose speaker and a scented candle are essential writing accessories!

I loved putting my own stamp on my desk  – I went for white, and it looks stunning with the pewter knobs.  I’m now hard at work on my next project, which involves quite a bit of research, so I’m happily surrounded by everything I need. It’s made a huge difference in how I work. One very happy – and productive – writer!”

Veronica Henry


“I loved putting my own stamp on my desk”

A definite Dormy favourite, the modular desk in white











Our Modular Furniture is unique to each order, in the fact that you build it as you want it! They’re all made here as you request them which can complete a space perfectly.

For any budding authors, this one’s a must (as you can see it’s approved by one of the best!)

With 8 of our Dormy colours to choose from, you can create an impact with Inky Blue or a classic look with Ivory (and if you really want to, we can paint it in a colour of your own!) we’ve got a spectacular range of handles and knobs to really make this your own too.

You can see the modular desk builder here –

Don’t forget you’re the author of your own life story so you get the chance with this to really make it a happy ending rather than a drama that comes with an unorganised space!


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