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Jessica O'Toole

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Animator, fighter pilot, knight, Thundercat – I wanted to be many things since childhood, but none of them as avidly as being a writer, my dream since age seven. Except perhaps Thundercat – that never gets old.


Brought up in Hampshire but living in Gloucestershire, I’m a big fan of castles (110 visited and counting…), cathedrals and circles of stone, of which Britain is, thankfully, saturated.


I write low (or grounded) fantasy, (The Fate of Vultures), dark fantasy (The Price of Sanctuary) and futuristic sci-fi (In Perpetuity, Chaya). Two WIPs are a historical epic and a biographical fiction, the former coming together nicely.


Some of my favourite books are anything George Orwell wrote, Facial Justice
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I've been away but better late than never!

You can hear the newest episode of Rise of the Mole People where I spoke to R. Janet Walraven, author of Connect for Classroom Success and Rainbow of Promise.

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I would go to Cambridge in the fabulous utopian Facial Justice by L. P. Hartley. I'd be dictator in a matter of hours, guaranteed.
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Orwell was never going to get me to side with Democratic Socialism (as he understands it). He tried hard, he was very honest about his attempts to and his motivation, but sorry lad, you lost me. But it doesn't matter, because I was perfectly happy to ...more
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This book is utterly beautiful, and clearly a labour of love. Though it was based on the original printing layout from 1914, it's the little touches added by the editor that really make it something lovely.

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“Greatness, Master, is generally only considered enough if you are the greatest.”
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“Do only the greatest good, for the greatest number of people. They will do the rest.”
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“I wish this world had none of it. That we were all bound only by the matter around us and the dreams in our hearts. But it does, and we are all slave to it, unless we give the challenge. What is the point of possessing the power you have if not to use it for the greatest good you hold so dear? And why do you think that goodness exists in doing nothing, rather than trying something you’re uncertain of?”
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