The Lighter Side Of The Lockdown

Poems by Linda Marie Augood, Kathryn Bryant, Vee Pond and Carol Saunders

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The Lighter Side Of The LockdownPublished 23 May 2020

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£3 from each purchase will be donated to the N&N Hospitals Charity in aid of ICU at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust.

This collection of poems has been written by four friends, all self isolating during the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

Vee Pond was the first to start writing, to help lift her spirits during the lockdown. She posted her poems on Facebook, aiming to put a smile on the faces of her followers. Her poems inspired three of her friends, Linda Marie Augood, Kathryn Bryant and Carol Saunders to start writing as well.

Vee approached me in April, to ask if I would publish the poems and sell the booklet, in aid of the NHS. I was pleased to help.

The poems give a lighter view of living in the lockdown, as the writers overcome their domestic frustations and the day to day lockdown routine. But they also pay tribute to our front line workers who have kept the country going. The last poem in the booklet particularly pays tribute to our NHS heroes. There’s also a poem about Captain, now Colonel Tom Moore and his fantastic NHS fundraising success.

I would like to thank Rebecca Osborne, who created the Captain Tom illustrations, for drawing the illustrations for this booklet. Also thanks go to my longstanding design collaborator, Brendan Rallison for his support. 

To order The Lighter Side of the Lockdown,  click the button at the top of the page to buy online at,  or send a cheque for £6.80 (includes p+p) made out to Paul Dickson to Paul Dickson Books, 156 Southwell Road, Norwich NR1 3RP.

The Lighter Side of the Lockdown is also on sale at Jarrold book department, Norwich