Amanda Nicol Different Stories


Dead Pets, Molly & Me

I dreaded losing my first dog, Jude, and it was every bit as bad as I’d anticipated. He died when he was 12, his kidneys failed after years of treatment for allergies and itchy skin, which we had managed with the care of an excellent vet, and regular sea bathing says Amanda Nicol.


Sea song

Image of seascape painting featuring Hastings harbour Arm by Amanda Nicol

Neptune’s daughter sea salt spring
Drowning in it as you breathe her in
Feeling the drag towards the moon
Gather her up not a moment too soon (more…)

House of Bread Reviews

Cover image of House of Bread by Amanda Nicol detail from Bedlam Square by Roland Jarvis I found the book both passionate and poignant; I thought the description of mania and slow realisation/sense of alienation from the outside world was brilliantly portrayed and one of the bits that really moved me was his phone calls when the truth of his abandoned and isolated status from previous friends and associates came to life. Hilary  (Occupational Therapist – Mental Health)







A dialogue with a diagnosis

Book cover image: 'Shore' by Nicola Oliver
Book cover image: ‘Shore’ by Nicola Oliver

The madness, the craziness, all the text book symptoms come to life. The seductive dreamlike internal logic of psychosis. I’d been fast-tracked to a dazzling paradise armed with cosmic insights you wouldn’t believe.






Cubase daze

Pretty accurately describes my state of being during an intense period of my life post-loony bin, post-art college in the early nineties with a keyboard, a clunky Atari computer and the wonder that is Cubase transforming my council flat into a 64 track recording studio. My skills were limited but wow, how I loved making these pieces in the dead of the night and recently found them on a dusty cassette in the cellar.


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