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Jojo Moyes is a British novelist.

Moyes studied at Royal Holloway, University of London. She won a bursary financed by The Independent newspaper to study journalism at City University and subsequently worked for The Independent for 10 years. In 2001 she became a full time novelist.

Moyes' novel Foreign Fruit won the Romantic Novelists' Association (RNA) Romantic Novel of the Year in 2004.

She is married to journalist Charles Arthur and has three children.


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Jojo Moyes Hi Leonie. I do listen to music. Most of my books have a 'theme tune' that I play quite often, and helps remind me of the tone of a book. For example…moreHi Leonie. I do listen to music. Most of my books have a 'theme tune' that I play quite often, and helps remind me of the tone of a book. For example when I wrote a book called The Horse Dancer, about a girl who runs away with a horse, I used to listen to Rupert Wainwright's Agnus Dei, and I would get a really clear picture of the silhouette of a girl alone on a horse. For The Girl You Left Behind, when I wanted to evoke the cold and bleakness of 1916 wartorn France, I used Riceboy Sleeps Jonsi and Alex. I can't listen to anything with lyrics (too distracting!), so it's often ambient or classical music.(less)
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I haven’t written a book blog for ages, mostly for time reasons (I’m on a very tight book deadline; all my own fault, and working on two film adaptations of my books – this may have to be a whole other blog post) which is my longwinded way of saying I suddenly had a few books I actually wanted to say things about.


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“Some mistakes... Just have greater consequences than others. But you don't have to let the result of one mistake be the thing that defines you. You, Clark, have the choice not to let that happen.”
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