The Dress
The Amazon bestseller, now translated into eight languages.

Available in paperback and Kindle with Twenty7 Books.

Meet Ella and her mother Fabia Moreno who arrive in York, one cold January day, to set up their vintage dress shop.The flamboyant Fabia wants to sell beautiful dresses to nice people and move on from her difficult past. Ella just wants to fit in. But not everyone is on their side.

Will Fabia overcome the prejudices she encounters? What’s the dark secret she’s hiding? And do the silk linings and concealed seams of her dresses contain real spells or is this all just ‘everyday magic’?

Among the leopard-print shoes, tea-gowns and costume jewellery in Fabia’s shop are many different stories – and the story of one particular dress.

'A delightful, uplifting novel that, while unashamedly romantic and feel-good, nevertheless ponders some deeper questions.' Yorkshire Post on The Dress.


Miss Mary’s Book of Dreams

Available in paperback and Kindle with Bonnier Zaffre.

Ella runs Happily Ever After, a bookshop nestled in the cobbled streets of York.
She's a wife, a mother and a successful novelist. But something is missing . . .

One day a strange girl comes into Ella's shop. Bryony is shy and unsure, and Ella feels a strange connection to her.With the help of one very special book - and a little touch of magic - can these women help each other find the fairy tale endings they've been searching for?

'A charming and lyrical story.' Sunday Mirror



Originally published by Salt. Now available in Kindle.

These poems explore something that is important to most of us - the idea of who we are, and of who we still are when everything that is dear or familiar to us is stripped away: the idea of home. 

'For several years, Nicholls worked as a volunteer writing mentor for members of the Write to Life group at Freedom from Torture. She tried to help people to find meaning from the seemingly meaningless acts of brutality and persecution they had experienced and to remake the stories of their lives.This experience opened the eyes and the heart and Nicholls here finds a way of paying homage to the courage of the people she met and the incredible stories people shared with her. The Refugee poems attempt to draw attention to the stories that we simply cannot ignore, stories that are crucial to us as a society.There are poems here too in which Nicholls explores her own connections with home, with Yorkshire, where she is from, with language and place. Her poems mark a way of finding home and making meaning.'