Remember ‘A Matter of Angels’? Children’s school play – revolt of the sheep!

sheep“In the final scene, when the girls had all become occupying angels, leaving the shepherds cowering at the edge, completely overshadowed and out-blinged, I graciously smiled while everyone adored me one more time and then plunged into my final monologue. Maybe even my sister would now take her hands off her ears.

When my monologue ended, there was a moment of silence.
The audience, of whom I had been keenly aware all through the play as a huge dark animal supplying power to the stage, gave a big collective breath.
Everyone knew it was over. Well, over save the carol singing.

Out of the corner of my eye I could see the teacher in the wings raising her arms to give the cue when a voice rang out from the back, loud and clear, without a cough but in a defiantly strong rural accent:
‘What is that brightness in the sky…’
Several of the angels turned round to reveal a supernatural creature, half shepherd, half sheep, standing proudly at the back, waving to her grandmother.

The teacher urgently started the music.”
A Matter of Angels, free for the holidays,

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Nyla Nox writing in politicsmeanspolitics: My life in the hostile environment

July 6, 2017

‘I live in a hostile environment’. Over the last year, many EU citizens in the UK have said that. So many times. Harassment? Bullying? Legal uncertainty? Lack of empathy? Being made into the ‘other’, being publicly vilified, demonized? Encountering obstacle after obstacle, so that life becomes a misery? Like many other EU citizens, I have […] Continue reading

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Nyla Nox at Waterstones Covent Garden

March 13, 2017

Here are the first few pictures from Nyla’s reading of ‘Slaughterhouse Morning’ at Waterstones Covent Garden on Friday 3 March. Wonderful audience, standing room only for quite a few! Most exciting image: people picking up my book, rapt and immersed. Reading it, buying it. Wow! Continue reading

Nyla Nox Author Reading at Waterstones Covent Garden 3 March 6PM!

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Nyla Nox will be reading from her first chapter of ‘Slaugtherhouse Morning’. You will be the very first to hear it before the book comes out later in March! Link to the website Continue reading

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“Part satire, part thriller and part exposé, this book explores the dark corporate underbelly of the banking world and of those who are stuck working in it.” “Nox has a clear, honest writing style and has unique and refreshing ways of describing people and their relationships. ” “This was an interesting book that gave a lot […] Continue reading

Slaughterhouse Morning review in Tinted Edges

“I really liked the character Nyla.” ” I also learned a lot about finance and banks in this book. I love books like this, when the author is writing about an industry, and writes it so well that we actually learn something.” “The writing style (like I mentioned above), is very unique. It took me a while to […] Continue reading

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