Author Archives: Nick Poole

About Nick Poole

Nick Poole is a retired solicitor, happily married and the proud owner of a stubborn golden retriever. He spends his time blogging and working on his book site

A tale of two sites

Some of you may have visited either my very first website or the more recent Drupal based one that went live a few weeks ago. Both are no more. The first site was based on an American model. Although it … Continue reading

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Recent sales figures suggest that as high as 80% of fiction sales are thrillers. This begs the question, what is a thriller? I suspect that to make any sense of it you need to add a qualifier – spy thrillers, … Continue reading

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Important News

The seekabook website is about ready to move from beta status to live. If you want to take a look, click on In any case from Monday 16th May this site will be incorporated into the website. Nothing else … Continue reading

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New Books for May

Alan Bennett has acquired national treasure status alongside Judi Dench and Cheryl Cole but with his latest book Smut he is in danger of being relegated to the ranks. Why? Because as its name suggests Smut is unashamedly about sex, … Continue reading

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Unfortunately the site was down for part of Friday and Saturday so I am very sorry if anyone was inconvenienced as a result. The Culprit I fear was me changing a setting so I can’t even blame anyone! Incoming search … Continue reading

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Chapter 3: Claims Online

The screen faded leaving behind only the pulsating message in red – We can help. After a few seconds, the dark brown tones of the voice-over actor, familiar somehow but still too hard to identify, spoke softly and reassuringly. ‘Just … Continue reading

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A Discovery of Wtches : a seekabook review

Article first published as Book Review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness on Blogcritics. I don’t know when vampires moved from genre reading (Anne Rice’s series of books and the Brad Pitt/Tom Cruise film Interview with a Vampire marked … Continue reading

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What’s new this week-18th April

Until my new website goes live,hopefully in the not too distant future,I shall be highlighting new books in a weekly blog and this is the first. Before I do that however it would be remiss of me not to let … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Sandpit : Chapter 2

Chapter 2: The Last Resort The tortured screaming from the tiny plane’s engine had started to make his teeth ache and he wondered what the chances were that some mechanical failure would cause the flimsy craft to fall out of … Continue reading

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Writers out of favour 1: Joseph Conrad

You can see why he might not be everyone’s cup of cocoa. English was not his first language and it shows in his sometimes convoluted syntax, choice of words and subject matter. His books do not easily translate into the … Continue reading

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