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Olivia’s launch is a stellar affair — covered in London’s Evening Standard

Catherine Blyth, Olivia Cole and Lady Antonia Fraser attend the launch of Cole's poetry book at Sketch on October 19, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
Catherine Blyth, Olivia Cole and Lady Antonia Fraser attend the launch of Cole's poetry book at Sketch on October 19, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

On to SKETCH for the launch of Eric Gregory awardwinning poet Olivia Cole’s debut poetry collection, Restricted View. Published by Salt the book’s cover boasts a rather risque view of the poet herself – a naked portrait made out of newsprint. Cole pulled in top literati from Clive James to Ed Victor.

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Restricted View is the colourful and highly anticipated debut collection from the award winning young poet and journalist Olivia Cole. From London to New York and Italy, she takes readers on a journey as public as it is private. Like Mr Chatterbox, the gossip columnist who makes things up, it’s impossible to know where the poet’s true feelings lie: in her poems about herself, or in the cast of intriguing characters that she brings to life. The view, encompassing art and history as well as the vivid chaos and cluttered beauty of city life, is as vivid and tantalizing as it is restricted. Buy this terrific debut now:—


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