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Pine Marten

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A limited edition Old Fox card to welcome you!
Posted or emailed as a printable pdf, a handwritten, limited edition Old Fox card to welcome you to my Patreon!

Direct support of my writing & other projects
Thank you, thank you, thank you for supporting me! Your contribution is so very much appreciated and will make an enormous difference. It will enable me to keep writing both here and on Twitter, will support my little family, and will give me the time and security to work on essays and short stories and long books and many, many other projects, all of which I will share with you before anyone else.

Access to new & exclusive Old Fox tales
Every week, I will publish new stories and storylines on Patreon which won't be available anywhere else.

Access to the full library of Old Fox tales
Over the coming months, as requested, all Old Fox stories will be uploaded, in order, from the very beginning. 

Discover the wider world of Old Fox
A chance to enter Old Fox's realm in all its richness, magic and complexity, with recipes, giveaways and detailed background posts about places and characters. Who is Wolf's favourite author? What happened to Pine Marten's father? What is Babcia's recipe for Szarlotka? Which paint brushes does Ermine favour? Where does Sea Otter like to drink in Yokohama or Medan? What did Old Fox do for a living? What are Bear's dreams for the future? Who is the Newcomer? All will be answered and more!

Patron-only voting power
Vote for new stories or recipes or characters. Help me decide on new projects and goals.

Access to a community of Kindred Spirits
Join a fellowship of kind and spirited folk, interested in art and literature and fairy tales, minus the rampaging, irrational trolls on other social media sites.

New & Old Fashion Posts
I first started writing on social media about fashion, particularly from the Edwardian period. All tiers will gradually have access to all my older fashion posts, and to regular new pieces, particularly about my beloved Callot and Boué Soeurs.

Petites histoires de Paris
I love Paris very much – I have extended family there and regularly visit. I often write about the city, both animal and human tales. As with my other work, I will steadily gather that body of stories together here, and also post brand new petites histoires every month..
  • Direct support of my writing & other projects
  • Access to new & exclusive Old Fox tales
  • Access to the full library of Old Fox tales
  • Discover the wider world of Old Fox
  • Patron-only voting power
  • Access to a community of Kindred Spirits
  • New & Old Fashion Posts
  • Petites histoires de Paris
  • A limited edition Old Fox card to welcome you!

Mouse and her Mother

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$14.50
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All of Pine Marten's benefits and the following additional reward, for this tier only:

A recipe card from Mouse and her Mother
A card sent at any time from Mouse and her Maman - perhaps for a special occasion - containing a seasonal recipe from their busy cottage kitchen. The Mice are originally from the Forêt de Fontainebleau, close to Barbizon, and their cuisine is rooted in French country cooking.
  • Direct support of my writing & other projects
  • Access to new & exclusive Old Fox tales
  • Access to the full library of Old Fox tales
  • Discover the wider world of Old Fox
  • Patron-only voting power
  • Access to a community of Kindred Spirits
  • New & Old Fashion Posts
  • Petites histoires de Paris
  • A recipe card from Mouse and her Mother
  • A limited edition Old Fox card to welcome you!

Babcia

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$21.50
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All of the Mices' benefits, apart from the recipe card, which is replaced by the following additional reward, for this tier only:

A birthday card from Babcia
For yourself or a loved one, a special birthday card from Babcia, including some well-meaning grandmotherly advice.
  • Direct support of my writing & other projects
  • Access to new & exclusive Old Fox tales
  • Access to the full library of Old Fox tales
  • Discover the wider world of Old Fox
  • Patron-only voting power
  • Access to a community of Kindred Spirits
  • New & Old Fashion Posts
  • Petites histoires de Paris
  • A birthday card from Babcia
  • A limited edition Old Fox card to welcome you!

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About Anne Louise Avery

Welcome to my patreon! Thank you, thank you for supporting me! Your contribution is so profoundly appreciated. It will enable me to keep writing both here and on Twitter, will support my little family, and will give me the time and security to work on short stories and long books, including the Old Fox tales and a non-fiction work about my father's life in Hungary and Egypt in the 1930s and 40s, and many, many other projects, all of which I will share with you before anyone else.

I am a writer and art historian, currently living in a very small, very ancient cottage in the middle of England. My forthcoming book (published by the Bodleian in October 2020 in the UK & Europe; November 2020 in the US) is a new retelling of the old medieval beast epic of Reynard the Fox, a vastly expanded translation of William Caxton's bestselling 1481 version.

My next series of four seasonal books will be drawn from the world of Old Fox, a world of hope and kindness and courage and fellowship set close to the sea in a quiet corner of rural Dorset. The Old Fox stories began on Twitter, when I was writing a collection of Advent tales. He strode into my imagination and asked very politely, but firmly, to have his voice shared through mine. As sad events engulfed my life and the wider world, his stories began to echo that struggle, through his and his friends' reactions to the Great Sickness, an epidemic of a gravity and import similar to our own. 

Here, on Patreon, you will be able enter Old Fox's realm in greater magnification, greater colour and depth. There will be exclusive stories, recipes, background sketches, and new secret characters whose tales won't be published anywhere else. I will also (slowly) put everything from Twitter onto the Patreon *in order* - something which lots of people have requested.

Depending on the tier you sign up with, you will also receive special presents from one or other of the characters – art books from Ermine, Russian novels from Wolf, nautical necessities from Sea Otter, comforting hampers from Old Fox, family recipes from the Mice. 

I also write about many other subjects which have captured my interest– Victorian & Edwardian fashion, 19th century African American art history, old fashioned food, Japan, Paris, Russia, trans-continental train journeys and the English countryside. All of my online writing will be shared here, but also extracts from published works, including Reynard and recent collaborative pieces. 

A wonderful and unexpected benefit of Twitter for me has been the powerful community which has built up around Old Fox and his tales, and hopefully that community, without its occasional passing trolls, will also be able to gather here, in a peaceful and friendly place, where the larks rise above the golden land and hope sparks in the hearth-fire of Old Fox's cottage.



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400 - reached! patrons
If I reach 400 patrons, I will able to have a little more time and resources to be able to start to turn the Old Fox stories into substantial book form.
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