Virginia Ironside



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Anyway, I’m delighted you’re here, so hello.


Latest News

Updated 19/09/2014

2014 and 2015 Live Dates

Details of my latest live shows are online and I look forward to seeing you there.

Find out where you can see my show Growing Old Disgracefully and book tickets HERE

Recent ‘Granny Annexe’ Columns Now Online

The most recent editions of my monthly column for The Oldie are now available to read here.

My Latest Book Is Now Available In Paperback

No! I Don't Need Reading Glasses by Virginia Ironside

My latest book No! I Don’t Need Reading Glasses!Growing Older Disgracefully is now available in paperback

It’s a follow-up to No! I Don’t Want To Join a Bookclub and continues the adventures of Marie Sharp.

‘Marie Sharp is a genius comic creation’ Daily Express

You can purchase a copy (including the Kindle format) from Amazon UK here



My Debut Novel Chelsea Bird Is Now Available As An E-Book

Chelsea Bird by Virginia Ironside

I wrote Chelsea Bird in 1964 when I was just 20 years old. It has been out of print for some time.

You read more about it and purchase a copy in Kindle format from Amazon UK here


20 Years of Agony Aunt Advice in The Independent

John Walsh has written a  very nice piece about my “Dilemmas” column for The Independent which is now 20 years old.

You can read it here.

Latest Radio Appearances

My recent radio appearances have all been on BBC Radio 4 and included chatting to Clive Anderson about my latest book No! I Don’t Need Reading Glasses! on Loose Ends, contributing to a documentary about one of my favourite writers Julian Maclaren Ross and choosing my favourite music for a podcast series called Inheritance Tracks. You can listen to all of these again via my TV and Radio page HERE

Robin Ironside Website

A content rich online resource dedicated to the life and work of Robin Ironside is now available here

My book Robin Ironside: Neo-Romantic Visionary (written with Peter Boughton, and Simon Martin) was published to accompany two exhibitions of my late uncle’s work in 2012. It’s now available from the Pallant House Gallery BookshopYou can find out more about Robin Ironside and hear me talking about him on the BBC radio Today programme here.