Vagrants have moved into Lion House, the childhood home of late Nobel Laureate VS Naipaul, which is in an advanced state of dilapidation and could collapse at any time.
The once majestic white structure made famous in Naipaul’s book, A House for Mr Biswas, in which he transforms the representations of lions carved on the front of the building into the Hindu monkey-god Hanuman.
Former U.S. President Barack Obama has recommended 'A House for Mr Biswas' by the late Trinidad and Tobago-born writer, Sir VS Naipaul, as one of five books for reading over the summer period.
In a Facebook post on Sunday, Obama wrote: "One of my favorite parts of summer is deciding what to read when things slow down just a bit, whether it's on a vacation with family or just a quiet afternoon. This summer I've been absorbed by new novels, revisited an old classic, and reaffirmed my faith in our ability to move forward together when we seek the truth."