Erica Buist is a writer, a freelance journalist working mostly for the Guardian, and an occasional photographer. She speaks Spanish, French, Italian and a little Mandarin, mainly at her dog. She is from London but now lives in the Cotswolds with her husband, dog and three cats, and is currently writing a book about the world's death festivals. She tweets @ericabuist and book-related tidbits @thedeathtivals.
... the dimensions of a house are as irrelevant as the song that was on the radio while it was being painted.