Books do furnish a room. This is where I shelve the biographies, mostly of writers, and lit crit. Sylvia Plath wins with 35 volumes (including a few incomprehensible ones which were seemingly written by chin-stroking academics for other chin-stroking academics to read), followed closely by Dylan Thomas with 31. Music biographies, books and scores are on different shelves. I have to confess that 1200 or so fiction titles are stashed in boxes in the loft with no list indicating which book is in which box, so it's less fuss to borrow a title I already have from the library. Most treasured items: the several signed firsts of Jan Mark's brilliant novels, including one that was only ever published in Canada, a signed one from Diana Wynne Jones and a signed Lawrence Durrell.