Four novels and a collection of poems.
My novels have now been translated into Italian, French, Polish and Bulgarian.
I hope you enjoy them!
The Amazon bestselling novel.
Now out in paperback and e-book 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.
Miss mary's book of dreams
The next instalment in the story of mother and daughter, Ella and Fabia Moreno, full of vintage fashions, family secrets and liberally sprinkled with 'everyday magic.' The story continues with Ella Moreno's bookshop, Happily Ever After, in historic York. The shop is thriving but Ella is struggling with the challenges of new motherhood and a bad case of writer's block. On the other side of the Atlantic, despite endless blue skies and a stream of eager customers, Fabbia finds that life with David isn't enough. She misses Ella and her granddaughter, Grace. And at night, both Ella and Fabbia are experiencing vivid dreams, dreams that they don't yet fully understand.
Can Ella trust The Signals or the world that she creates inside her own head? Does Fabia really want to believe in magic and what is she still running from? In the end, perhaps only Madaar-Bozorg and her stories can help the three women to make sense of it all.
daughter of glass
‘Now, I take the dress in my hands. I sit very still for a moment, letting my mind quieten and I can just hear the rhythm of something, like far-off music. It’s a sound that is strange to me and familiar at the same time…’
Ella travels to Venice to stay with her artist aunt, Valentina, in her apartment in the wing of a crumbling palazzo. In amongst Venice's labyrinth of backstreets, churches and cafés, she discovers the mysterious portrait of Augusta Franzi, the daughter of a seventeenth century coffee merchant, and her fated relationship with Luca, a glassblower. As Ella unravels their story, she begins to realise that it has echoes of Valentina's past and ripples that spread further than she could have imagined.
From the Kindle Top 5 bestselling author of The Dress, comes a modern romance with a transatlantic flavour.
Sidney Stone’s heart is broken but she’s finally free for the first time in her life. She may be all alone in the world (except for her housemates - one of whom is seven-years-old) but she has brains, attitude and a year-long scholarship to study poetry in Scotland.
A year away from Stanford, her childhood home, should give her plenty of opportunity to figure everything out. Except that she quickly realises that she’s more confused than ever.
What does Sidney really want? Is it Fraser, her handsome new Edinburgh classmate with the swanky apartment, the vintage sports car and a slightly dubious past?
Is it ditching school altogether to travel around Europe, taking a chance on an exotic new life, like her old high school friend, Jem?
Or does she just want to be on her own with her camera, her journal, a bottle of wine and an anthology of forgotten female poets?
Sidney can't make up her mind. And then she travels to Rome for Christmas and meets Antonio. Tall, dark, passionate and Italian, with great taste in restaurants and terrible taste in poetry, he just might be everything she’s looking for. Except that he has other ideas.
This is Sidney’s story, told in her own words - and 37 photographs.
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.
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AS NO.12 IN THE SALT MODERN VOICES SERIES:
'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.'