Nigel Smith

A Travelling Fair

A Travelling Fair 2

I am excited for this week’s Thursday Thoughts. One of my favourite poets, Nigel Smith, has released his latest collection of poetry, A Travelling Fair, and I have been consumed in the book for the past week.

Many of you will be familiar with Nigel’s work over at his blog, Voices of A Hidden Self.  A Travelling Fair is a collection of some of these poems plus many new and unpublished poems. Rather than babble on about how good it is, here is the review I posted on Amazon and Goodreads, which gives you a flavour of the book.


Imagine the delight when one of my favourite poets on Social Media decided to bring his latest collection of poetry to the market, and Nigel Smith’s, A Travelling Fair, has only deepened the joy and admiration for his poetry. The book starts on The Drizzled Cobbled Street and takes you on a journey through life with poems and reflections told in Nigel’s inimitable style, carved from his Yorkshire heritage. These are poems to spend time with and be savoured. Each one leaving a thought or refection that stays with you for some time. Whether you are new to poetry or a seasoned veteran there are poems here for everyone. My favourite poetry book of the year. A Travelling Fair is worth a visit; you will definitely leave with more than a Goldfish and Candy Floss.


If you want to buy A Travelling Fair, and find out what all the fuss is about, then please follow this link at Amazon and you can help Nigel by posting a review on Amazon or Goodreads.

Mrs. D is shouting at me now to get moving for our weekly outing to the shops. The book is going into my Manbag and coming with me. The aisles at Primark and Lidl (it’s all a poet can afford) are going to be much more interesting today.

Enjoy the rest of your week.