Inquiry into buried bodies and the paranormal now available in both paperback and e-book

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A NEW book which lifts the lid on the strange history and unexplained incidents within a small North Shropshire cottage is now available in both paperback and e-book.

Bones – the Mystery of Plympton Cottage written by award winning investigative reporter Nic Outterside is a true account of ghostly riddles, the supernatural, unsolved mysteries, skeletal discoveries and unexplained incidents.

Originally published as a paperback book, the Kindle e-book edition has now also been made available.

The book includes testimonies from more than half a dozen people who lived in the Whitchurch cottage over a period of more than 30 years. It also includes the author’s own story of the paranormal activity he and his family encountered while resident in the same house.

Bones – the Mystery of Plympton Cottage has been painstakingly researched and written over a period of six years.

Nic explains: “I did not believe in any so-called hereafter nor did I believe in ghosts or spirits.

“I had been an investigative newspaper journalist for more than 28 years and by the very nature of my work had to deal in hard proven facts.

“But all that changed when my family and I moved into Plympton Cottage in Whitchurch in June 2013.

“From the moment my wife broke her leg in a hidden hole in the garden less than 20 minutes after the removal van arrived, right up to the Christmas and New Year holidays, each day was potted with what I can only describe as paranormal activity.”

But a eureka moment was yet to come…

“By chance on Monday 13th January 2014 I discovered that seven unidentified skeletons had been found buried in the grounds of our home,” says Nic.

“The unexplained occurrences in the cottage did not cease, but now we began an investigation as to when the bodies were buried and what became of the skeletons, because no-one seemed to know.

“My book documents not only the 18 months we lived in Plympton Cottage but also the investigation which followed,” he adds.

 

Bones – the Mystery of Plympton Cottage is now available as a large format paperback from Amazon priced £7.99 ($9.94)

www.amazon.co.uk/Bones-Mystery-Plympton-Nic-Outterside/dp/1698966318/

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A Kindle e-book edition of the book is now also available worldwide for £2.99 ($3.88)

www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07ZDM5T1G

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Bones – the Mystery of Plympton Cottage will also be available from selected independent book shops and by direct mail order in January 2020.

Indian author’s new book is finding its way back home to the Himalayas

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A STUNNING debut book of poetry and prose published two weeks ago is now finding its way back home to a small hill fort town in the Himalayas.

Don’t Look Down by first-time author Ritambhara Chowfin was penned in the town of Almora in the Himalayan foothills of northern India.

But it was edited and published in England and printed in Poland!

Now the first few copies are finding their way back to Almora’s two public libraries and the town’s English speaking journal The Uttaranchal Deep Newspaper.

Don’t Look Down was first published on 6th October in both paperback and e-book and with burgeoning worldwide sales the first press release has been read by more than 10,000 people in places as diverse as Canada, Germany, the UAE, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, the Netherlands and the USA, as well as hundreds more the UK and India.

Ritambhara is a 25-year-old graduate in English Language and Literature from Amity University in Delhi. She is the eldest of three siblings and returned to her home town for the inspiration to write about the world she knows.

Ritambhara says she is overwhelmed by the “amazing and lovely reaction to my book.”

“Although Hindi is my first language, I love English and the UK,” she adds. “The whole process of writing and watching my book being published has been a total joy.

“And now the reaction from friends, family and even former teachers has taken my breath away.”

Editor and publisher Nic Outterside, who owns the publishing house Time is an Ocean says: “Working with Ritambhara has been an utter pleasure.

“I am very proud of this book, and of her. The worldwide reaction to her book has been amazing.”

Don’t Look Down is available in paperback priced at £4.99 (US $6.15) from most Amazon portals

www.amazon.co.uk/Dont-Look-Down-Ritambhara-Chowfin/dp/1698038674/

www.amazon.com/Dont-Look-Down-Ritambhara-Chowfin/dp/1698038674/

A Kindle e-book edition of Don’t Look Down is also available for £1.99 (US$2.45) (174IR) from all Amazon portals

www.amazon.co.uk/Dont-Look-Down-Ritambhara-Chowfin-ebook/dp/B07YVH8WS3/

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Buried skeletons and paranormal activity: is this the most haunted house in Whitchurch?

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A NEW book lifts the lid on the strange history and unexplained incidents within a small cottage on the outskirts of Whitchurch town centre.

Bones – the Mystery of Plympton Cottage written by award winning investigative reporter Nic Outterside is a true story of ghostly riddles, the paranormal, unsolved mysteries, skeletal discoveries and unexplained incidents.

Set within just 18 months of the author’s life, the book has been painstakingly researched and written over a period of a further five years. It features the expert opinions and testimonies of more than a dozen eye-witnesses, university professors, academic researchers, spiritual advisors and paranormal experts.

Nic explains: “Until 2013 I did not believe in any so-called hereafter nor did I believe in ghosts or spirits.

“I had been an investigative newspaper journalist for more than 28 years and by the very nature of my work had to deal in hard proven facts.

“But all that changed when my family and I moved into Plympton Cottage at the foot of Tarporley Road in Whitchurch, Shropshire in June 2013.

“Even two weeks before we actually moved our furniture and belongings into the house, weird and unexplained things began to happen.

“Then from the moment my wife broke her leg in a hidden hole in the garden less than 20 minutes after the removal van arrived right up to the Christmas of that year, each day was potted with what I can only describe as paranormal activity.”

But a eureka moment was yet to come…

“By chance on Monday 13th January 2014 I discovered that seven unidentified skeletons had been found buried in the grounds of our home,” says Nic.

“The unexplained occurrences in the cottage did not cease, but now we began an investigation as to when the bodies were buried and what became of the skeletons, because no-one seemed to know.

“My book documents not only the 18 months we lived in Plympton Cottage but also the investigation which followed.

“The whole experience changed my way of thinking and believing entirely. Now I know there is something paranormal in our world which we do not yet understand and which I cannot begin to explain,” he adds.

Bones – the Mystery of Plympton Cottage is now available as a large format paperback from Amazon priced £7.99 ($9.94)

www.amazon.co.uk/Bones-Mystery-Plympton-Nic-Outterside/dp/1698966318/

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Bones – the Mystery of Plympton Cottage will also be available from selected independent book shops and by direct mail order in January 2020.

A formal book launch will take place in Whitchurch on 31 October 2019 (Halloween).

 

 

 

 

 

Double up with best-selling football book Death in Grimsby in time for Christmas

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GRAB a copy of best-selling football book Death in Grimsby in time for a special Christmas gift for a friend or loved one.

The book which chronicles football fan Nic Outterside’s 50 years supporting his beloved home town team Brighton & Hove Albion has already made hundreds of sales in Australia, Scotland, Spain, Germany, Wales, Italy, France, Canada and the USA, as well here back at home in England.

Death in Grimsby – 50 Years Following Brighton & Hove Albion is available as a large format paperback priced at £10.49 with FREE UK delivery from Amazon at: www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1095979752/

And special personally signed editions of the book together with a FREE copy of Nic’s first ever paperback The Hill are also available at £7.99 plus £2.10 P&P from Ebay at: www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=Death+in+Grimsby&_sacat=0

Early purchasers of Death in Grimsby have included several former Albion players including club legend Peter Ward and the personal backing of 1983 FA Cup Final and England hero Gary Stevens.

Nic has also received support for the book from the Albion’s former owner and chairman Dick Knight and current owner and chairman Tony Bloom.

Death in Grimsby is a collection of 21 short stories which charts the first 50 years that Nic supported his beloved Albion, starting with his first game at the Goldstone in 1967 and finishing with a match against Wolves at Molineux in April 2017, when his club all but mathematically secured promotion to the promised land of the Premier League.

New book of shared humanity written in the Himalayas and edited in England

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A sensational debut book of poetry and prose is published worldwide this week despite its writer and editor living 5,000 miles apart.

Don’t Look Down by first-time author Ritambhara Chowfin was entirely penned in the small hill fort town of Almora, some 5,400ft above sea level in the Himalayan foothills in northern India.

It has been edited and published by award winning editor Nic Outterside in Wolverhampton in the English west Midlands.

This transcendent work forms part of a personal journey out of darkness and into light, where love and theft are in constant conflict.

Within Don’t Look Down readers will find the thoughts and poetic musings of a young Indian woman born and raised in a part of the planet visited by very few others.

The leopards growling in the forest, the black bear snuffling among the lush vegetation, an old witch casting a spell for childbirth and the tall cedars and pines swaying in the lashing rain, may be a world away from the one you inhabit.

But this young woman is exactly like anyone else, whether they live in New York, London, Cairo, Buenos Aires, Lagos or Melbourne.

She has the same fears, the same loves, the same faults, the same frailties, the same hopes, the same passions and the same emotions; and these all come tumbling out in her poetry and prose.

Like everyone else she is human, and is trying to make sense of her life and this world.

Ritambhara is a 25-year-old graduate in English Language and Literature from Amity University in Delhi. She is the eldest of three siblings and returned to her home town for the inspiration to write about the world she knows.

Don’t Look Down is her first published book.

“Although Hindi is my first language, I love English and the UK,” she says.

“I have relations in Warrington and my dream is one day to visit them.

“I reached out to Nic earlier this year as we both had dealings with a story-teller in my town and I knew him to be a brilliant editor. He agreed immediately to edit and publish my first book. And the whole process has been a joy.”

Nic, who owns the publishing house Time is an Ocean says: “Working with Ritambhara has been an utter pleasure. Her writing is so deeply filled with emotion and her use of English is stunning.

“I am very proud of this book, and of her. It is amazing what can be achieved across 5,000 miles by email, WhatsApp and Instagram,” he added.

“The added bonus is I now consider Ritambhara as a very close friend.”

 

Don’t Look Down is available in paperback priced at £4.99 (US $6.15) from most Amazon portals

www.amazon.co.uk/Dont-Look-Down-Ritambhara-Chowfin/dp/1698038674/

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A Kindle e-book edition of Don’t Look Down is also available for £1.99 (US$2.45) (174IR) from all Amazon portals

www.amazon.co.uk/Dont-Look-Down-Ritambhara-Chowfin-ebook/dp/B07YVH8WS3/

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Just 20 ‘signed and free badge’ editions of best-selling book Death in Grimsby left

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JUST 20 special signed copies – with free commemorative badge – of best-selling football paperback Death in Grimsby are left.

Sales of the book, which chronicles Albion fan Nic Outterside’s 50 years supporting his beloved home town team Brighton & Hove Albion have exceeded all the author’s expectations.

The book has already made hundreds of sales in Australia, Scotland, Spain, Germany, Wales, Italy, France, Canada and the USA, as well here back at home in England.

Death in Grimsby – 50 Years Following Brighton & Hove Albion is available as a large format paperback priced at £10.49 with FREE UK delivery from Amazon:
www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1095979752/

But special personally signed editions of the book with a free badge are now limited to a final 20 copies and are available at £7.99 plus £2.10 P&P from Ebay at: www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=Death+in+Grimsby&_sacat=0

Early purchasers of the book have included several former Albion players including club legend Peter Ward and the personal support of 1983 FA Cup Final and England hero Gary Stevens.

Nic has also received support for the book from the Albion’s former owner and chairman Dick Knight and current owner and chairman Tony Bloom

Death in Grimsby is a collection of 21 short stories which charts the first 50 years that Nic supported his beloved Albion, starting with his first game at the Goldstone in 1967 and finishing with a match against Wolves at Molineux in April 2017, when his club all but mathematically secured promotion to the promised land of the Premier League.

Award winning writer’s first two poetry books now available at sale prices

A multi-award winning UK writer is celebrating the success of his latest chart-topper by offering his first two poetry books at new discount prices.

Wolverhampton-based Nic Outterside quit his 28 year career in newspaper and magazine journalism following a nervous breakdown in June 2013.

He began the slow road to recovery under the watchful eyes of his doctor and the support of his family. Part of the therapy was for him to begin writing and talking about the life experiences which had led to his breakdown.

His first paperback book The Hill – Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light, published in November 2014. It was met with international acclaim and the first 1,000 print edition sold out.

In May 2018 he published a sequel Another Hill – Songs and Poems of Love and Theft.

Now following the stunning sales of his most recent book Death in Grimsby – 50 Years Following Brighton & Hove Albion, Nic has decided to discount his first two books to open up his other work to new readers.

“When I released The Hill in November 2014, I was struggling to get back to a life of sorts and fighting my way out of a corner,” explains Nic.

“By the time Another Hill – Songs and Poems of Love and Theft was concluded I was so far out of the corner you wouldn’t find me.

“Then when Death in Grimsby stormed up the Amazon sales charts this summer to reach #2 I realised I had exceeded any expectations of life I may have had six years ago, and had at last found my way home.”

 

The Hill – Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light

In paperback is now £1.50 (formerly £4.99)

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The Kindle e-book version is just £1.00

www.amazon.co.uk/Hill-Songs-Poems-Darkness-Light-ebook/dp/B07CNZ75MZ/

 

Another Hill – Songs and Poems of Love and Theft

In paperback is now priced at £5.99 (formerly £7.99)

www.amazon.co.uk/Another-Hill-Songs-Poems-Theft/dp/1796807575/

The Kindle e-book is available at just £2.00

www.amazon.co.uk/Another-Hill-Songs-Poems-Theft-ebook/dp/B07CXYJTV4/

 

Death in Grimsby – 50 Years Following Brighton & Hove Albion is available as a large format paperback priced at £10.49 with FREE UK delivery from Amazon.
www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1095979752/

A Kindle e-book edition is available for £3.00 at: www.amazon.co.uk/Death-Grimsby-Following-Brighton-Albion-ebook/dp/B07T4VMJRQ/

 

All books are also available on other Amazon platforms

Seagulls legends give personal boost to new Brighton & Hove Albion book on eve of launch

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PAST and present legends of Brighton and Hove Albion have given personal endorsements to a new best-selling book Death in Grimsby – 50 Years Following Brighton & Hove on the eve of its launch this week.

The book, which chronicles Albion fan Nic Outterside’s 50 years supporting his beloved home town team is set for a double-headed launch in Brighton and Worthing on Thursday and Friday (15th & 16th August).

The book has already made hundreds of sales in Australia, Scotland, Spain, Germany, Wales, Italy, Canada and the USA, as well here back at home in England.

Death in Grimsby currently stands at Number 2 in the Amazon Football Reference sales chart and at Number 3 in their Most Wished For chart.

Early purchasers of the book have included several former Albion players and the personal support of 1983 FA Cup Finalist and England legend Gary Stevens.

Death in Grimsby is dedicated to Nic’s own Albion hero Kit Napier – the club’s leading post war goal scorer, until recently overtaken by Glenn Murray – who sadly died just a few weeks before the book was published. Kit’s two sons Robin and Chris, who live in South Africa, have sent their own good wishes for the publication’s success.

Now Nic has received a personal email from the Albion’s former owner and chairman Dick Knight who wrote: “I’ve started it and a very interesting read it is… I hope it all goes well and the book is a big success!”

He then received a letter from current owner and chairman Tony Bloom who wrote: “It’s great to have someone with such a long history supporting our club, and it’s wonderful that you’ve been able to document it in this book.”

Nic said: “I am overcome with the support I have received for this book. I never expected this reaction when I set out to write Death in Grimsby last October.

“To get support from former players, who as a small child I watched as Albion heroes, is breath-taking and to then get personal praise from the two men who saved our club from extinction and moulded it into the Premier League giant of today is mind-blowing. I am so grateful.

“But for me the thing which leaves a huge lump in my throat is to have made good friends with the two sons of Kit Napier – my first and forever sporting hero.”

The book’s formal launch, with personal signings and special guests, will take place at two venues in Brighton and Worthing on the eve of the Albion’s first home game of the 2019/20 season against West Ham next weekend.

The first launch event is from 7pm on Thursday 15 August at the Caxton Arms, North Gardens, Brighton. The second event is from 6pm on Friday 16 August at the Castle Ale House, Newland Road, Worthing. Everyone is welcome!

  • Death in Grimsby is a collection of 21 short stories which charts the first 50 years that Nic supported his beloved Albion, starting with his first game at the Goldstone in 1967 and finishing with a match against Wolves at Molineux in April 2017, when his club all but mathematically secured promotion to the promised land of the Premier League.
  • Death in Grimsby – 50 Years Following Brighton & Hove Albion is available as a large format paperback priced at £10.49 with FREE UK delivery from Amazon:
    www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1095979752/
  • A Kindle e-book edition of the book is also available for £3.00 at: www.amazon.co.uk/Death-Grimsby-Following-Brighton-Albion-ebook/dp/B07T4VMJRQ/

 

 

Now three ways to buy unique anthology of South Asian poetry and prose

 

DUE to huge demand there are now three different ways to buy the blockbuster Asian Voices – a unique anthology of poetry and prose by emerging writers from South Asia.

First published in February this year, the 240 page large format Asian Voices paperback met worldwide acclaim for its originality and diverse content.

A Kindle e-book edition of the book has also sold widely.

Now the book has been published in a slimmed down 100 page Director’s Cut edition.

Divided by partition, war and politics, but united by creativity, brilliance and common humanity, Asian Voices brought together 20 writers from across South Asia to shine a light on their diverse societies.

In 37,000 words, across more than 240 pages and two dozen images, these contributors paint graphic pictures of love, beauty, loss, patriarchy, disease and death in their respective countries of India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

From chilly Kabul in the north, through Karachi, Delhi and Kolkata to the searing heat of Hyderabad in the south, their tales in poetry and prose are compelling.

The writers include an artist from Lahore, an engineer from Mumbai, a psychologist from Delhi, a social reformer from Jaipur, two 12th grade school students, plus many more.

The project has been pulled together by retired British newspaper editor Nic Outterside.

Nic explains the reason for the new Director’s Cut edition: “While the Asian Voices paperback sells well in the UK and Europe, its sheer size, weight and resultant costs meant many potential buyers in South Asia simply could not afford it, so were left with just the Kindle e-book.

“After consulting the writers I decided to create a special slimmed down edition, which has been judicially edited from 240 to just 100 pages.

“We hope to it will encourage many people to buy the Director’s Cut edition and some may then want to go on and purchase its big sister edition too.”

All three versions of Asian Voices are available directly from Amazon

Asian Voices has been reduced from £7.99 (675 IR) to £6.99 (590 IR)

Worldwide

www.amazon.com/Asian-Voices-anthology-Pakistan-Afghanistan/dp/1795571217/

UK

www.amazon.co.uk/Asian-Voices-anthology-Pakistan-Afghanistan/dp/1795571217/

Asian Voices – The Director’s Cut is £3.99 (337 IR)

Worldwide https://www.amazon.com/Asian-Voices-Directors-Nic-Outterside/dp/1086136187/

UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1086136187/

While the Kindle e-book is £2.00 (169 IR)

UK

www.amazon.co.uk/Asian-Voices-anthology-Pakistan-Afghanistan-ebook/dp/B07N7HY1VZ/

India

www.amazon.in/Asian-Voices-anthology-Pakistan-Afghanistan-ebook/dp/B07N7HY1VZ/

Rest of the World

www.amazon.com/Asian-Voices-anthology-Pakistan-Afghanistan-ebook/dp/B07N7HY1VZ/

 

The launch of a new Brighton & Hove Albion book to feature a feast of football food

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A NEW best-selling Brighton & Hove Albion paperback is set for a formal launch at two Sussex venues later this month and it also promises to be a gourmet feast of football food.

Death in Grimsby – 50 Years Following Brighton & Hove Albion was written, edited and published by Albion fan Nic Outterside, and given a soft launch in May among friends and fellow fans.

It quickly became a best seller and stands at Number 2 in the Amazon Football Reference sales chart and at Number 3 in their Most Wished For chart.

The book’s formal launch, with personal signings and special guests, will take place at two venues in Brighton and Worthing on the eve of the Albion’s first home game of the 2019/20 season against West Ham on 17 August.

The first launch event is from 7pm on Thursday 15 August at the Caxton Arms, North Gardens, Brighton. The second event is from 6pm on Friday 16 August at the Castle Ale House, Newland Road, Worthing.

And both evenings will feature free samples of football food from around the UK.

One of the most popular features of Death in Grimsby are the sections entitled Who Ate All the Pies, which look at the diverse array of food and drink available at different football grounds.

So Nic has arranged samples of unique foods from Barnsley, Berwick Rangers, Birmingham City, Huddersfield Town, Leeds United, Preston North End, Wolves and Wrexham.

These include Scotch pies, Welsh cakes, Yorkshire meat and potato pies, Lancashire butter pies, Birmingham flapjack, Barnsley pork pies, genuine Wolverhampton pork crackling and take-home sachets of Bovril!

“I wanted the launch to be a little different from the usual and the way to book buyers and a football fans’ hearts is clearly through their stomachs,” joked Nic.

“So I hope that those who attend the launch events will also sample a bit of genuine football fayre.”

Death in Grimsby charts Nic’s passion for his far from ordinary home town club for more than half a century. Among 50,000 words and 115 images it is a collection of personal stories which will resonate with every football supporter, no matter which club they may follow.

Death in Grimsby – 50 Years Following Brighton & Hove Albion is available as a large format paperback priced at £10.49 with FREE UK delivery from Amazon:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1095979752/

A Kindle e-book edition of the book is also available for £3.00 at:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Death-Grimsby-Following-Brighton-Albion-ebook/dp/B07T4VMJRQ/