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a life in architecture

Barry Hines, author of Kes, is writer-in-residence at Sheffield Hallam University. He loves buildings - cinemas and railway stations indiscriminately - and Blackpool Tower and Burlington House in particular. He hates the Barbican Centre: 'You can't find it, and when you do, you can't find your way round it. Buildings should be accessible.' Nor does he like 'picture-postcard' cottages: 'Small rooms, low ceilings, too dark.'

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