I J Noble


My name is Islwyn, but you can call me Iss, or Izzy - well you can call me anything you like, but please don't call me too early in the morning.
I was born in a castle on the banks of the river Teifi. When I took my first breath, the butler called down the stairs to the awaiting servants that it was a boy and the household gave a cheer - if anyone tells you different don't believe them!
All right, I might have laid it on a bit thick its not entirely true - the family were living in a castle at the time I made my presence felt on the planet. Albro Castle was a converted workhouse that had seen better days - but the rats thought it was just perfect.
One rat took a liking to me and tried to eat me alive - I've still got the scars on my leg.
My luck changed when I was four and we moved to what seemed to be paradise. The estate was full of young families and we had acres of marsh, and the river Teifi on our doorstep - our wonderland.
I left school at the age of 15 and spent some time living and working on various farms before moving to Reading and London during my teenage years. Before that time I had never lived or worked more than 3 miles away from the river Teifi, The inspiration for my second book, Telynog's Tail. Missing the river and country life - I chose to return home from Reading. I've been playing happily family every since, I'm now a father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
My main hobby is writing, otherwise I'm sitting in my garden drinking tea or on the river in my boat.
So far I have completed five novels and two books of short stories, which I'm hoping will be available to you soon. I have published one paperback book, The Lost Birds. I've sold loads of copies and luckily no one has trashed it so far - fingers crossed. I've started a further seven novels, which I hope to finish if I live long enough!

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
In my early years I enjoyed reading adventure stories such as Treasure Island, Robin Hood & Ivanhoe to name but a few. As an adult I have read all the war books of Sven Hassel, I am also a big Rumpole fan, and I have loved reading The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I enjoy using my Kindle.
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Telynog's Tail
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,480. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Whether he lives or dies is down to his awareness of what's going on around him - he is often just a moment away from being some animals dinner.. He also has to battle the elements - being one of few that survived the cold, hard and long winter of '62-'63, when thousands of birds and animals died of cold and hunger...
The Lost Birds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,080. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
On their epic journey back to Australia, two finches, Toomo and Henabe have a steep learning curve on how to stay alive. It seems everything wants to catch and eat them. I've sold hundreds of paper back copies of this book around the world, I've had feedback from people as young as 8 and as old as 74, and all ages in between. I've never received any negative feedback to date.
The Day A Very Unusual Boy Went To School
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,420. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Tim is a boy that has had big changes to his life - not all good ones. He is being hounded by bullies at his new school - but he has a reprieve in the summer holidays when he get a part in a film. He and his mother spend the summer in a castle, were he makes a very unusual friend. Unknown to Tim the film is being made by the C. I. A. Tim takes his new friend to school to sort out the bullies!

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