Author Archives: Harry Nicholson

About Harry Nicholson

I once bred Beveren rabbits in all colours. Today, I'm an enameller who works with a kiln, fusing pictures in glass onto copper. On Amazon is my novel, 'Tom Fleck', set in the North of England of 1513 - the year of Flodden. A sequel to 'Tom Fleck' is 'The Black Caravel' published in 2016. My anthology of poems came out in 2015: 'Wandering About.' Recently I published memoirs of my time in the Merchant Navy: 'The Best of Days' and 'You'll See Wonders" I've a blog of poems, stories and art at:

When Are You Going Back?

Home on leave and wandering the Saturday shopping streets of British West Hartlepool in the 50s I would spy a fellow I knew. He’d often come out with: ‘Oh! Hello Harry, home from sea again? When are you going back?’ … Continue reading

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Free again: To celebrate the turning of the year, my little eBook anthology, ‘Green Linnet’, is free from today until 3rd January. Humorous and sober short stories of the sea and of Yorkshire, interleaved with verse. and on other Amazon … Continue reading

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The eBook of my anthology ‘Wandering About’ is free to download on Amazon, 15th to 20th November. Please help yourself.  This from a review of last year: Here is a poet with working-class origins who writes of his native North-East … Continue reading

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Geese Again

Between showers I slip into the garden. Calls fall from the blue dome, Another thin skein of geese,  Moves south on the northern air mass, Bleating across our village in watery sun. They flash golden, keeping formation Behind the matriarch … Continue reading

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Here we go again: After a digital struggle, I’ve managed to upload the proper version of ‘Green Linnet’. The ebook anthology is free to download until Thursday. A chance to glimpse the curious stories that I write.

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I’ve deleted that post about the free ‘Green Linnet”. Amazon appear to have an uncorrected version. I’ll need to re-upload. My apologies if you find you have a poor copy. This publishing lark can be a tedious business. So easy … Continue reading

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Gone to Sea

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‘The Best of Days’ and ‘You’ll See Wonders’.

Seagoing Memoir part three. Since I published ‘Best of Days’ and ‘You’ll See Wonders’, I’ve been attempting to take the story forward. It’s a steady, but slow job. I’ve reached 60,000 words and 24 chapters. Perhaps it will be done … Continue reading

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Lindisfarne is Just Across His spirit is there, And I’d like a few words  But his bones are adored now Under an ornate pile of masonry On a bend high above the Wear. His spirit is not far. Just over … Continue reading

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Howrah Bridge

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