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‘You form a band with other girls and write song lyrics instead. You walk this flimsy tightrope; eager to do well yet terrified of being ostracised as a brain-box.’
‘I now find it difficult to read fiction while I am writing it; I’m looking at structure, style, technique, how dialogue is handled, rather than being carried away.’

Kathleen Jones tells Frances Byrnes about the mythic relationships between people and their landscapes in her writing — be it a disturbing poem set in her now-abandoned childhood Cumbrian fell home, or fierce non-fiction about the Haida Gwaii islands.