J.A. Ironside

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Noted cheese enthusiast, J.A.Ironside (AKA Jules), masquerades by day as member of the Gloucestershire County Council library service which funnily enough has rather less to do with books than you would think. Otherwise you will find her writing or reading (or doing martial arts).

Her addiction to the written word began early – Jules grew up in rural Dorset, in a house full of books – which set her up as a lifelong bibliophile. She writes across various genres, both adult and YA fiction, and it’s a rare story if there isn’t a fantastical or speculative element in there somewhere. Jules has had several short stories published in magazines and anthologies, as well as recorded for literature podcasts. All six books in her Unveiled series are n
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Æthelflæd – ‘The Warrior Queen of Mercia’

I took a walk on the outskirts of Gloucester today – mostly so I could grab a couple of photos for one of the sections of my Newsletter. During my walk, I visited St Oswald’s Priory, which has some interesting history attached to it – as, indeed, does all of Gloucester – especially with reference to local heroine and fierce Saxon Queen, Æthelflæd. So much so, that when I began to incorporate a...

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“Every time I had things straight in my head about
him, I saw him smile or crook an eyebrow, and all my sensible reasons on why I couldn’t have feelings for him seemed redundant.”
J.A. Ironside, I Belong to the Earth

“You know why I really hated you? With all that you had you were just so oblivious to it all. You didn't use your beauty. You didn't ever try to get what you wanted. You didn't deserve what you had. I did because I would have used it. And you just...loved me. Loved me no matter what I did. You have no idea how I despised you for that. I wanted you gone."

'The Yielding”
J.A. Ironside, A Chimerical World: Tales of the Unseelie Court

“She was everywhere. She was screaming in her tortured body. She was watching from cameras in every room. She was the false weather system and the storage devices. She was the gate keeper, throwing six shirts over her swan-brothers necks...opening six doors for her brothers to step through as young men, though their bodies were long gone, used up by the organ banks of the upper castes.

A Lamentation of Swans”
J.A. Ironside, A Seeming Glass: a Collection of Reflected Tales

“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”
Tom Bodett

“I suspect the truth is that we are waiting, all of us, against insurmountable odds, for something extraordinary to happen to us.”
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“Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable.”
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“Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.”
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“I shouldn't think even millionaires could eat anything nicer than new bread and real butter and honey for tea.”
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