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About yvonnemarjot

I was born in Britain, grew up in New Zealand, and now live on an island on the west coast of Scotland. I fit my writing addiction around my teenage sons and a day job with the local Council. I will continue to write even if no-one reads my work, because it’s often the only thing that keeps me sane. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t write poems and make up stories, and I once won a case of port in a poetry competition (NZ Listener, May 1996). In December 2012 I won the Britwriters Adult Poetry prize, and my first poetry collection, The Knitted Curiosity Cabinet, was published by Indigo Dreams. My novels, The Calgary Chessman, The Book of Lismore, and Walking on Wild Air are published by Crooked Cat.

Why read Jane Austen?

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Originally posted on The Knitted Curiosity Cabinet:
{2017 celebrates the life of Jane Austen, and her death 200 years ago, on 18th July 1817} I suppose most of us were made to read one or another of Jane Austen’s small…

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Dressing for (Fantasy Worlds) Success

Originally posted on The Knitted Curiosity Cabinet:
There are some things everyone would choose. Who wouldn’t want a magic ring? Although maybe not the One Ring; I don’t think any of us have enough darkness to handle that. Of course,…

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Great Summer Reads II – Paranormal

Originally posted on The Knitted Curiosity Cabinet:
‘Paranormal’ is a genre I love to read, whether it crosses over with romance, horror, or pure adventure. It’s a pretty broad category, and these are all very different books. But the five…

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Great Summer Reads 1

Originally posted on The Knitted Curiosity Cabinet:
Do you want to travel this summer? Come on a journey without leaving your armchair. No matter what the weather is like, I can take you on a trip around the world to…

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Taming the Tango Champion

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Originally posted on The Knitted Curiosity Cabinet:
What is it about the tango? That’s a rhetorical question, by the way. As any of you who know anything about tango already know, it’s all about sultry chords, throbbing rhythms, latin passion,…

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