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Salad Days

Shakespeare's Cleopatra, reminded by her maid of her youthful love affair with Julius Caesar, says, 'My salad days when I was green in judgement, cold in blood, to say as I said then!' On the other hand, salad days can be enjoyable and need never be time wasted! In my case, they'll probably never end.

TRAVEL PIECES

NZ Listener, the travel column for 12-18th March, 2011, 'In Anyone's Language'. A piece about Luxembourg.
Articles on North Yemen and Eritrea published in The Dominion, The Evening Post, Christchurch Press, Otago Daily Times, Gisborne Herald and Broadsheet during 1988.

HISTORICAL PIECES

"Quite a Young Man Abroad", Inside History, Jan/Feb 2012, No 8, pp 48-51.
"Descendants help recreate voyage of the 'London' 1842", New Zealand Genealogist, May/June 2011, Vol.42, No 329, pp 122-127.

FAMILY HISTORY

Catching Up with the Joneses, 80 pages, Feral Publications 2011. More about this appears in Jones Family History.

ONLINE ESSAYS

Peer-reviewed profiles of early New Zealand writers published online in the Literary Encyclopedia (external link) and Kotare:

Report on Part-time Teaching, PPTA Journal, November 1975
Blood Sweat and Tea in Sri Lanka, Corso Overview, No 26, March 1985

Humorous article accepted for More magazine, 1993 but management changes resulted in its not being published. Not funny at the time.
Book reviews for Islands, The Dominion, Evening Post, The New Zealand Herald, New Zealand Books and NZSA e-zine.
Editorials and feature articles in New Zealand Author, 1988-2001, Education Today, 2002-2004.

For CHILDREN

Glide, wriggle, zoom! Learning Media Pacific Chapter Reader 2003, 32 pages.

SHORT FICTION

About 20 short stories published in Landfall, Takahe, PPTA Journal, The Fred (UK), Writing Women (UK), and broadcast on Radio New Zealand.

PLACEMENTS IN COMPETITIONS

Winner of Cambridge Toyota Short Story Awards, 1986;
Shortlisted in the John Cowie Reid short story award, 1988;
Shortlisted in the Aoraki Festival/Timaru Herald short story award, 1988.

From 1977-1990 Jones published as Jenny Moiser; from 1991-2002 as Jenny Jones; from 2003 onwards as Jenny Robin Jones