Some reactions from readers

“This is a book that you can keep going back to again and again, you’re guaranteed to find something in there that will make you feel better about yourself and/or your circumstances. The book is structured well and there are positive vibes emanating from each page!”
“No one has not been impacted by the pandemic, grandparents missing making memories, kids missing school, family missing each other, friends FaceTiming. Firstly, buy this book. Yes that’s what I said support this amazing book. Marie Curie nurses are amazing. So the book already had me. Add in that it’s an amazing collection of literature and art. Well now I am also buying a copy. This book is an amazing glimpse into the moment that we stood together by staying apart and if not for the amazing individuals. Life would be so much harder. I loved this collection, I had tears, smiles and everything in between. Amazing book. I am left speechless”
“Why I liked this book:
It is a labour of love by artists, poets, activists and writers to give back to the heroes that have continued to fight a tremendous battle
Marie Curie nurses care for terminal patients around the UK it is our way to help .
This was an extremely personal and beautifully curated book that everyone who has lost and been affected by Covid can relate to.”

About Marie Curie Nurses

Marie Curie nurses in our communities and hospices provide hands on nursing care to patients at the end of their lives. Throughout the Corona Virus Pandemic, our nurses have been at the frontline of care, looking after patients with all terminal illnesses, including caring for people with the virus.

The need for our work has never been greater. At the time when our nurses are in such demand, we have also faced a devastating loss in our income.
When living with a terminal illness it is vital that you can access crucial support, care and information.

Your support in buying this book, is enabling our frontline staff to continue to provide that expert care along with the vital bereavement advice and guidance we also provide to carers and families having to deal with loss and grief.

Together Behind Four Walls

Compiled by Francis H Powell

With the sudden arrival of Covid 19 and the introduction of a lockdown, many people might have wondered how they would spend their time.

Writers, poets and artists decided to express their feelings in words and pictures during this turbulent period. From humour to deep thoughts Together Behind Four Walls captures the many facets of the human spirit during the pandemic.

Proceeds from the book will go to Marie Curie nurses who continued their great work during this crisis.

The book includes some well known contributors including:

Wendy Copeamong other accolades, the author of five collections of adult poetry, a judge of the 2007 Man  Booker Prize, and was voted the listeners’ choice in a BBC Radio 4 poll to succeed Ted Hughes as Poet Laureate in 1998.

Lynne Reid Banks: is a British author of books for children and adults. She has written forty-five books, including the best-selling children’s novel The Indian in the Cupboard, which has sold over 10 million copies and has been successfully adapted for film.

Roger Robinson: a  celebrated writer, musician, and performer, who has won the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Ondaatje Prize.

Peter Finch: an author, historian, poet, and former Chief Executive of First Academi, the Welsh National Literature Promotion Agency and Society of Writers.

John Hegley: a  performance poet, comedian musician and songwriter, who was the presenter of the Border Television series “Word of Mouth”, and has appeared on Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

Arthur Smith: an alternative comedian, presenter and writer, who famously turned down a lifetime achievement award in 2005 from the Perrier Award organisers, and won the Panel Prize at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2007.

Neal Zettera comedy performance poet, children’s author, and entertainer. He has nearly 30 years of experience performing in locations such as West End comedy clubs and the Royal Festival Hall. He uses the writing and/or performing of poetry to develop literacy, self-expression, confidence, creativity and presentation skills.

Sally Kindberg: a contemporary award-winning Swedish artist, living in London. Sally kindly donated two original drawings for this campaign.

The book also includes other contributors from round the world.

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About Francis H Powell

Born in 1961, in Reading, England Francis H Powell attended Art Schools, receiving a degree in painting and an MA in printmaking. In 1995, Powell moved to Austria, teaching English as a foreign language while pursuing his varied artistic interests adding music and writing.

He currently lives in Brittany, France writing both prose and poetry. Powell has published short stories in the magazine, “Rat Mort” and other works on the internet site “Multi-dimensions.” His two published books are Flight of Destiny and Adventures of Death, Reincarnation and Annihilation.

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