Our house … was our castle and our keep

03 August 2017 | by D.J. Taylor



Julie Myerson once produced a book in which she attempted to track down everyone who had ever lived in her south London house. In the week-long series Door Stepping (31 July to 4 August), Jude Rogers had the equally bright, if slightly easier, idea of revisiting every home in which she herself had resided.

The prompt was her recent relocation from a cramped metropolitan terrace to the sheep-filled expanses of the Black Mountains, and her tearful arrival here in the middle of nowhere stoked the suspicion – confirmed in spades as the series proceeded – that psycho-geography was vitally important to her sense of self.

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