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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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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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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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So… why Treacle?

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Originally posted on The Knitted Curiosity Cabinet:
Treacle  ˈtriːk(ə)l noun: treacle; plural noun: treacles a. British: a thick, sticky dark syrup made from partly refined sugar; molasses.          b. syrup of a golden-yellow colour; golden syrup.  cloying sentimentality or flattery.…

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The story behind the story – Cathie Dunn’s next novel

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Originally posted on Katy's Writing Coffee Shop:
I’m so pleased to welcome author Cathie Dunn into the coffee shop today all the way from the south of France. Cathie’s published two novels, Dark Deceit and Highland Arms, and a novella,…

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