Oundle teacher serves up a new book

Teacher Nic Aubury
Teacher Nic Aubury

A classics teacher at Oundle School is waxing lyrical about the release of his second book of poetry in July.

Nic Aubury’s book, Cold Soup, contains poems about the mill of modern life and is to be published in mid-July by the Nasty Little Press.

Drawing on the success of his first book, Small Talk, which received a favourable review by Sophie Hannah in the Sunday Express, Nic is hoping Cold Soup will be even more palatable.

Speaking about Small Talk, poet and novelist Sophie said: “Utterly delightful. These poems are perfectly formed and hilariously true.”

There is a lot to laugh at in Cold Soup. Poems include Adam and Eve, contemplating the walk of shame and the ire of the 5ft 8in man.

Oundle School’s press officer Liz Dillarstone said: “His poetry is hopelessly unfashionable: it rhymes, it scans and it’s popular. But his ability to capture life in taut, witty verse is extraordinary.”

Nic has performed his poetry at the Port Eliot festival and will be making a repeat appearance in the spoken word tent at this year’s Latitude Festival.

Cold Soup is available on www.amazon.co.uk and profits from the book will be donated to Peach, a charity that works with autistic children.