October 2020 saw the publication of a collection of illustrated poems and short stories entitled Across the Divide ISBN 9780995530522 Cover notes describe the content thus: ‘A stream of great ambition; the Capital & Her provinces; performer & audience; urban dream scapes; crimes & criminals; fortunes found, loves lost, nature scared & scary; time-shifting fantasies in small town middle England – illustrated fictions that make momentary connections across the divide.’
April 2018 saw the publication of a collection of illustrated poems and short stories entitled The Bottle Kiln – Stories & Poems ISBN 9780995530508 written jointly by Eva Bennett and Nicholas Ferenczy. (There are two short stories by Eva Bennett and the remainder is written by Nicholas Ferenczy – who also illustrated the collection.) Described by Sean McAllister, director of BBC2-screened ‘A Northern Soul’ as: “a playful, fun, witty, surprising book that like a good film entertains and makes you think.”
Cover notes describe the content thus: ‘Illustrated fictions of The North: loves lost, tyrannical bosses, possibly the wettest water anywhere, humongous legendary fish, real factory apprentices, local landmarks, edible delicacies, errant paperboys, wannabe guitar heroes, and even the supernatural are all here.’
Readings have been given at various venues including libraries, bookshops and open (music) mics… In spite of what it says on Waterstones website that the status of this book is not currently available!! It can be ordered through their shops. If you want order a copy from me directly, please use the email address in the header image of this site. The cost from me directly is £9.50 plus p & p.
Though some of the poems in Oscar the Pike & other (Potteries) Poems (ISBN 978-0-9928803-7-8) go back a few years, the book was put together over the course of 2015 with a great deal of writing and re-writing. Then there were the graphics…
PLEASE NOTE THAT VIRTUALLY ALL OF THE CONTENT FROM THIS PUBLICATION WAS INCORPORATED INTO THE BOTTLE KILN. HOWEVER, THE UNIQUE COVER DESIGN MIGHT MAKE THE BOOK DESIRABLE/COLLECTABLE!