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Stuart Ayris

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I was born in the Summer of 1969 in Dagenham, just on the border of East London. School was largely unproductive so his early adult years were spent putting up stalls at Romford Market, working in a record shop, gardening and road sweeping.

After resigning from an insurance company to play in a band, I found myself unemployed for two years in the early nineties. It was during this time, at the age of 22, that I wrote my first novel - A Cleansing of Souls.
I wrote my second novel, Tollesbury Time Forever, between 2008 and 2011. This would become the first book of the FRUGALITY Trilogy - the second being The Bird That Nobody Sees, which was published in July 2012. The final part of the trilogy - I Woke Up This Morning - was released in late Apr
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“There was talk in the fields about the witch in the woods, but go see her? No one would dare. So I thought to myself I’d sneak out one night to see what I could find there.   I slipped from my straw, jumped over the gate, a candle alight in my hand. I went to the woods at the edge of the park as the moon fell down on this land.   I walked through the trees, so scared and alone, though with hope in the back of my mind. As I saw a small light and smoke rising high I wondered what I would find.   I walked up to a door but before I could knock, it opened with a creak and a squeak. There stood a woman all dressed in white; I felt completely unable to speak.   I sat on a chair by the side of a fire whilst she looked fondly at me. ‘Are you a witch?’ I asked her at last. And she said ‘I may possibly be.   But don’t be afraid I just prefer it out here Away from experienced minds. I live with my innocent, simple, sweet thoughts That are pure and gentle and kind.’   I was a little confused So I said to her now, ‘How do you even survive?’ She said to me softly ‘Just love, my young man, It is only on love that I thrive.’   ‘What can I do?’ I said to her now ‘So I can be just like you?’ ‘What, wearing a dress? Clad only in white? I’m sure you’d look better in blue!’   ‘No,’ I said, laughing, ‘To feel just like you Where everything seems so right.’ She thought for a while, And closed her deep eyes As the full moon shed its fair light.   ‘All I can say Is open your mind, The world is more than you know. Look deeper than deep, Be a dreamer, my boy, And give love wherever you go.   When others hurt you, Accept that it hurts, Have faith in the bad and the good. Walk with the soul And the eyes of a child You will always be safe in these woods.   As for the world That lies there outside, Remember the words that I’ve said. Keep them inside Your heart and your mind And by them may you be led.   Soon others will see There is no such thing As being too nice or too kind. And then one fine day, When more are like you, I can leave this sweet glory behind.’   So when I got home I thought of the woman That had entered my life that dark night. I will walk tall forever With the eyes of a child, To the blackness of life I’ll bring light.”
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“Beauty is as beauty is. It is no more complicated than that. The moment you try to understand some things is the moment you break the spell.”
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“A sigh can hold back a tear, but not forever.”
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message 19: by Rick

Rick Barnett Enjoy that freedom, Stuart. And thank you for your friendship.

Rick


message 18: by Stuart

Stuart Ayris Sarah wrote: "I see you're reading Ulysses! Can't wait to read your review of it... I'm "reading"/listening to the audiobook of Finnegan's Wake [also by Joyce].

I just found out about your novels and have hear..."


Hello!!!

Very kind of you to say so! They're a little mad but I like them. But nowhere near as mad as Ulysses - which I absolutely love!!!! Reading it feels like any literary chains I once had (which weren't many!) have finally gone! Free at last!!


message 17: by Sarah

Sarah I see you're reading Ulysses! Can't wait to read your review of it... I'm "reading"/listening to the audiobook of Finnegan's Wake [also by Joyce].

I just found out about your novels and have heard nothing but complementary reviews. I can't wait to give the Frugality series a read!


message 16: by Stuart

Stuart Ayris Lanye wrote: "Hello Mr. Ayris,
I finished your book Tollesbury Time Forever last night. And I just thought you would like to know that I was completely blown away by it. I could not put it down. I became lost i..."


Thank you so much Lanye. I don't know what to say except your words made me tingly when I read them. Thanks for making my day here in little Tollesbury. Cheers! Stu


message 15: by Lanye

Lanye Hello Mr. Ayris,
I finished your book Tollesbury Time Forever last night. And I just thought you would like to know that I was completely blown away by it. I could not put it down. I became lost in the village of Tollesbury through the eyes of Simon. You have such a way with words. I am so glad that I have discovered you as an author.


message 14: by Stuart

Stuart Ayris Nice to meet you James! Anything I can help you with, just let me know! If I don't know the answer I can at least point you in the right direction!

Cheers!


message 13: by James

James R. Thanks for the friend request Stuart. I'm still getting to grips with Goodreads, so it's nice to see someone who seems to have it worked out well.


Collette Scott Hello Stuart,

Thank you very much. It's a pleasure to meet you :D


message 11: by Stuart

Stuart Ayris Joe wrote: "Hi Stuart, Thank you! Great to connect here and be friends!"

Indeed it is Joe! Cheers!


message 10: by Joe

Joe Gande Hi Stuart, Thank you! Great to connect here and be friends!


Stuart Ayris Carole wrote: "Hi Stuart, thanks for the add!"

My pleasure Carole!


Carole Gill Hi Stuart, thanks for the add!


Douglas Wickard Stuart, thank you for your friendship on Goodreads. I have many followers in the UK.
Cheers!
Douglas


Stuart Ayris My pleasure. There's lots of kind people around and it's so nice to bump into a few!


Cheryl Landmark Thanks for the friend request, Stuart.


message 4: by Nell

Nell Grey Thanks for the friending Stuart - I'm so inept and inhibited about this sort of thing...!


Stuart Ayris friendship is great isn't it?!


Savannah Thank you for the friendship...


message 1: by Simon

Simon Thanks for looking me up, Stuart.


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