A Walk with Charles Dickens and Other Poems


This first collection of poems introduces Bridget Nolan’s deeply moving, wonderfully evocative, verbally inventive and highly varied voice. From the title poem ‘A Walk With Charles Dickens’, which makes you feel that Bridget really met him, to her beautiful ode ‘Romney Marsh’, and dozens of poems that stir the emotions first one way, then another, this collection is completely unforgettable.  Inspired by Nature, Love and human vulnerability, folly and yearning, Bridget brings her beloved Kent alive for readers everywhere. She also explores the effects of grief following a deeply personal loss.

The poems are accompanied by personal notes, sharing the writer’s thoughts and reasoning behind individual poems.



About the Author

Bridget Nolan was born in Maidstone. She married Frank at the age of seventeen and together they brought up their three children in the Kentish countryside.  Bridget now lives in Rochester, a place famed for its links with Charles Dickens and the streets of which inspired the title poem in her anthology.  From a teaching background, Bridget now works for her local library service and she is passionate about books.  She had a story published in the 2015 edition of People’s Friend Summer Annual and was invited on to the 2018 Confluence Writer Development Programme in Medway, funded by the National Lottery and Arts Council England. Inspired by love, people and nature, Bridget enjoys performing her poetry and has started work on a second anthology.