About Nicola

Author, writer & journalist

Nicola Smith is a writer and journalist based in Cornwall. She contributes to a number of newspapers, magazines and websites, including The Times, Guardian.co.uk, BBC.co.uk, Coast and Cornwall Today.

A Degree of Uncertainty is Nicola's first published book. She says that the idea percolated for some time, fuelled by a regular torrent of letters in the famous Falmouth Packet. This prompted her to interrogate the impact of universities on local communities...


Featuring the fictional Cornish town of Poltowan, A Degree of Uncertainty takes some real and pressing issues and reimagines them, telling the story of a divided community through the lives of a series of imagined characters... 

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A Degree of Uncertainty. November 2019.

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