Marsali Taylor

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Marsali Taylor grew up near Edinburgh, and came to Shetland as a newly-qualified teacher. She is currently a part-time teacher on Shetland’s scenic west side, living with her husband and two Shetland ponies. Marsali is a qualified STGA tourist-guide who is fascinated by history, and has published plays in Shetland’s distinctive dialect, as well as a history of women's suffrage in Shetland. She's also a keen sailor who enjoys exploring in her own 8m yacht, and an active member of her local drama group. ...more

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Marsali Taylor Dear Patricia, I'm delighted you're enjoying the books. Thank you for your positive reviews. Yes, indeed, I'm just in the middle of the editorial proc…moreDear Patricia, I'm delighted you're enjoying the books. Thank you for your positive reviews. Yes, indeed, I'm just in the middle of the editorial process for 'Death in Shetland Waters', which will be released by Allison and Busby in the autumn - I think they're looking at late October / November. best wishes Marsali(less)
Marsali Taylor Oooh, interesting question ... well ... here's one. When I was a child we had a rowing dinghy at our summer cottage, and seven or eight years ago I go…moreOooh, interesting question ... well ... here's one. When I was a child we had a rowing dinghy at our summer cottage, and seven or eight years ago I got the dinghy back again - the theory was she'd be a tender for our 'big' boat. Inserted into the thwart was a photo of a girl aged 11 or 12, blond, slightly Nordic looking, with the name, age and date on the back, in Danish-style writing. She's nobody we know - and the boat was my dad's, he was the last person to have varnished her. An unknown half-sister? Or just a photo he'd found in a second-hand book that he'd decided would be the boat's guardian spirit? Who knows...?(less)
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