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Single in her thirties, Nicola decided that the ‘wedding fund’ saved for her by her parents could be put to much better use. With their blessing, she used it to buy herself time to realise her lifelong dream of writing a novel.

(Insert here, if you will, your own montage of Nicola pluckily grafting over her novel, which would take two minutes in a  film but which in real life took considerably longer).

That novel, The Gods of Love, will be published on 1 February 2018 by Piatkus and was named by inews as one of ten debuts set to make a buzz in 2018.

She is represented by Susan Armstrong of C+W Agency.

Nicola was born in Manchester and has worked as a bookseller, copywriter, journalist and a columnist, most recently for the Big Issue.

Her tongue-in-cheek agony column Dear Kitty was nominated for Best New Blog in the Manchester Blog Awards and her short stories have appeared in The Flash (Social Disease) and Liverpool publication SevenStreets.

She has a Master’s degree in English Literature and has spent more time immersed in the works of Philip Larkin than is strictly healthy.

She lives in Manchester with her partner, Nick. (It’ll have to be a budget wedding…)

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