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About yvonnemarjot

Yvonne Marjot was born in England, raised in New Zealand, and now lives on a Scottish island. She has been making up stories and poems for as long as she can remember. Her first volume of poetry, The Knitted Curiosity Cabinet, won the Brit Writers Award for poetry in 2012. She has published four novels and a book of short stories.

The Squirrel with the Marvellous Tail, or the importance of minor characters.

Originally posted on The Knitted Curiosity Cabinet:
Moominland Midwinter by Tove Jansson So, you’ve got a strong protagonist or two, a decent antagonist (that Groke, eh? Or maybe the weather itself), some plot and character development (Tooticky: did she support…

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Serendipity – and storytelling

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Originally posted on The Knitted Curiosity Cabinet:
Serendipity. Sometimes it’s all you could possibly ask for. This week I’ve had three unexpectedly inspiring experiences. Firstly, one of my fellow Crooked Cats spent the day here on the island on Monday…

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Treacle, and other Twisted Tales

Originally posted on The Knitted Curiosity Cabinet:
Here’s a snippet from my story ‘Maryika’s Christmas’, one of the 35 tales (some short, some long) in my short story collection, mybook.to/treacle . In the Crooked Cat sale, 28-30 August, the book is…

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Olga Swan: French Notes from a Broad

Originally posted on The Knitted Curiosity Cabinet:
Good morning, Olga. Welcome to The Knitted Curiosity Cabinet. Tell us about your new book. What genre does it belong to? What inspired you to write it? Is it based on history, or…

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Nevil Shute: a Study in Impeccable Writing

Originally posted on The Knitted Curiosity Cabinet:
I read a lot of Nevil Shute as a youngster – growing up in New Zealand, it was natural that his books should be in the library. I enjoyed them; he writes a…

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