Okay, that’s a lie, but it made you look, didn’t it?
And there’s a kernel of truth… a very small kernel. It turns out that a place called Brazier’s Park, now one of the oldest secular communities in the United Kingdom, was the childhood home of Ian Fleming, the author who created James Bond.
I stumbled across the reference to Brazier’s Park in a report by Fiona Sielski Waters who visited a number of U.K. cohousing communities with a touring Belgian group.
Yeah, Poirot meets Bond.
This is “cohousing,” not “co-housing,” but her report shows an interesting range of settings and forms, and occasionally a glimpse of the challenges and joys of community living. Worth a read.