New poetry book written in the French Alps during the Covid 19 lockdown

A sensational debut book of poetry is published worldwide this week despite its writer and editor being in a pandemic lockdown in two different countries.

Poets Don’t Lie by first-time author Lucile Boudot was entirely penned in her home town St Cergues and university room in Grenoble – both perched high in the French Alps.

And it has been published by award winning editor Nic Outterside in Wolverhampton in the English West Midlands.

A remarkable achievement when you consider that both parties were in lockdown during the Covid 19 global pandemic and have never spoken with each other!

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

Within Poets Don’t Lie readers will find the thoughts and poetic musings of a young French woman trying to make sense of the world she inhabits, with mountains and spring snow as her backdrop.

But this young woman is exactly like anyone else. 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 unique poetry.

Lucile is an 18-year-old BA undergraduate in English Literature at Grenoble University, who like many other students around the world, found her studies interrupted by the Covid 19 pandemic.

She is an avid reader and writer in English and a campaigner on mental health issues. She also writes a widely read poetry page called anonymously_yours_xx on the internet social media platform Instagram and has over 1,000 followers.

“Life is full of things we don’t know how to talk about. We try to find the right words, but they never fit, or we feel like they don’t fit,” she says.

“Human beings can’t live without words because we live in a society where we are obligated to talk. I never find the right words or I feel like I don’t find the right words.

“But when I write poetry I always find the perfect words… and in this book you’ll find the words that define me.”

Nic, who owns the UK publishing house Time is an Ocean says: “Working with Lucile 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 by email, WhatsApp and Instagram,” he added.

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

Poets Don’t Lie is available in paperback priced at £7.99 (9.47euros) from most Amazon portals

www.amazon.co.uk/Poets-Dont-Lie-Lucile-Boudot/dp/B086MN6MPC/

www.amazon.fr/Poets-Dont-Lie-Lucile-Boudot/dp/B086MN6MPC/

A Kindle e-book edition ofPoets Don’t Lie is also available for £2.99 (3.41euros)  from all Amazon portals

www.amazon.co.uk/Poets-Dont-Lie-Lucile-Boudot-ebook/dp/B086RMGRBP/

www.amazon.fr/Poets-Dont-English-Lucile-Boudot-ebook/dp/B086RMGRBP/

Only 230 copies left of: The Hill – Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light

WP Hill

Less than 230 copies of the First Edition of my book The Hill – Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light are still available.

The Hill – Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light is 100 pages of angst, joy, reflection on subjects as diverse as child abuse, cancer, depression, bereavement, love and joy. The full story behind the book can be listened to here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2N2X7t7awo

The Hill – Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light is available for order directly through Paypal with full details at: www.writeahead.co.uk

Order your copy now for just £3.99 plus £1.85 P&P (Europe: £3.70 P&P, Australia: £5.05 P&P and USA: £4.75 P&P with discounts on postage for multiple orders).

There are also options to order by post with full details on the website.

Alternatively you can buy the book (postage free) through Ebay at: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Hill-Songs-and-Poems-of-Darkness-and-Light-by-Nic-Outterside-/222123655580?hash=item33b79a019c:g:1lwAAOSw5dNWnM8o

I will personally sign your copy upon request, and your book will be dispatched immediately upon cleared payment.

Meanwhile my second book of songs and poems Another Hill – Songs and Poems of Love and Theft is set for publication later this year.

 

Climbing Another Hill

WP Hill

Today I finished my 25th song/poem towards my second book – its working title: Just Another Hill. Some of these songs and poems flow easily while other are something like extracting teeth… but they all follow an inner sense of need.

A personal catharsis and journey of discovery.

Meanwhile my first poetry book: The Hill – Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light is available for order directly from my Web Store at www.writeahead.co.uk

I accept payments by debit and credit cards or PayPal through this store. Order your copy now for just £3.99 plus £1.80 P&P (Europe: £3.70 P&P, Australia: £5.05 P&P and USA: £4.75 P&P with discounts on postage for multiple orders).

The Hill – Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light is 100 pages of angst, joy, reflection and opinion. I will personally sign your copy upon request, and your book will be dispatched immediately upon cleared payment.

Thank you and best wishes

Nic

 

The Hill: Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light – TV, radio and online publicity boost

I HAVE enjoyed some amazing and unexpected publicity for the launch of my book less than two weeks ago:

This online at Hold the Front Page:

http://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2014/news/ex-editors-past-inspires-first-poetry-book/

Plus four regional / local newspapers

Radio BBC Bristol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2N2X7t7awo

Plus featuring in the Popular Video Playlist:

http://datab.us/o2N2X7t7awo#Writing poetry: former newspaper editor Nic Outterside overcomes the legacy of child sexual abuse

And on Russia Today TV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU_4qJHIasc&list=UUbGif2gxFLxGDxG9CeA_fvg

Now you can order my book directly through my Web Store:

I now have a Web Store at www.writeahead.co.uk where you can buy my book The Hill: Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light directly. I accept payments by debit and credit cards and Paypal through this store. The Hill: Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light by Nic Outterside (£3.99 paperback. Time is An Ocean Publications) From childhood sexual abuse, through cancer, bereavement, bankruptcy, divorce, loss of two of my children, a nervous breakdown, recovery and meeting the most wonderful woman in the world, my life has come full circle. The Hill: Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light is 100 pages of angst, joy, reflection and opinion. Order your copy now for just £3.99 plus £1.80 P&P (Europe: £3.70 P&P, Australia: £5.05 P&P and USA: £4.75 P&P with discounts on postage for multiple orders). I will personally sign your copy upon request. To order, either send a cheque for the full amount payable to writeahead, with your name and postal address to: writeahead, Plympton Cottage, Tarporley Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 1LW or go to the new Web Store to order and pay. Your book will be despatched immediately upon cleared payment.

 

I Shall Be Released: The Hill – Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light

WP Hill

The Hill: Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light

by Nic Outterside

(£3.99 paperback. Time is An Ocean Publications)

From childhood sexual abuse, through cancer, bereavement, bankruptcy, divorce, loss of two of my children, a nervous breakdown, recovery and meeting the most wonderful woman in the world, my life has come full circle.

The Hill: Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light  is 100 pages of angst, joy, reflection and opinion. Order your copy now for just £3.99 plus £1.80 P&P (Australia and USA postage rates £3.65).

Will personally sign your copy upon request.

To order, simply send a cheque for the full amount, with your name and postal address to: writeahead, Plympton Cottage, Tarporley Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 1LW, United Kingdom or email me directly at nicoutterside@writeahead.co.uk or telephone 077 83183102 to arrange a Paypal payment and instant shipping.

Further details at www.writeahead.co.uk