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The Improvements


Sheila Nichols writes about the Aberdeen of her childhood and early adulthood. Dancing between past and present, strongly rooted in the physical world, these poems evoke a lost Scotland with clarity and wit.

About Sheila Nichols

Sheila Nichols is an Aberdonian who emigrated to England on marriage, settled in the Cleveland area in 1958, working as a civil servant. After retirement she attended creative writing classes at the Harrow Road Centre of Leeds University School of Continuing Education in Middlesbrough. She served on the Board of The Tees Valley Writer for several years. In 1997 her first poetry pamphlet, Nice Words, was published by Mudfog Press. Many of her poems have been broadcast on BBC Radio Cleveland. She now lives in Hartlepool, where her four children and their partners visit, along with seven grandchildren, fortunately not all at once. She enjoys being part of writing groups for the pleasure of hearing other work and the opportunity to improve her own.

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