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‘Knowing the writer inevitably quickens the pleasure of reading the work. Olga is an unusually complete writer; all she does is imagine, plan, plot and write.’
‘Once you’ve subsumed your own tone to the great and the good, it’s curtains for plot development and time to put the kettle on.’
‘I am particularly inspired by writers who approach their work ever so slightly sideways. Just a step, not the whole mile. ‘