Press Release

29 Jul



City Fiction is pleased to announce that Romantic Thriller Writer Tony Drury is collaborating with Milton Keynes’ Poet Laureate Mark Niel. They are producing another charity booklet for HEART UK – The Cholesterol Charity. It will be published in September 2014 and available from Amazon with all publisher’s profits going directly to HEART UK.

Half of all heart attacks are caused by raised cholesterol, six in 10 adults in the UK have this condition and every 6 minutes in the UK someone dies from a heart attack. HEART UK is the only charity in the UK dedicated to supporting people with raised cholesterol and other blood fats and also supporting healthcare professionals treating these conditions.

HEART UK’s Chief Executive, Jules Payne added. “We are thrilled that Mark has written these delightful poems for HEART UK and that Tony Drury continues to support us with not only Mark’s Choice, but his other publications too. Tony is a fantastic ambassador for HEART UK and we are really grateful for his on-going support”.

In keeping with the ‘Choice’ range, ‘Mark’s Choice’ is a collection of poems which have been especially written for HEART UK offering a light-hearted read about family, life and sentimentality. When asked about the collaboration, Mark said “I am delighted to form a working relationship with Tony Drury and City Fiction. I sincerely hope this short collection of poems is a first step on a very long journey. I welcome the opportunity to help promote and benefit HEART UK with this collection of poems from and for the heart and look forward to seeing it in print”.

Mark, a poet, writer and performer has always liked and written poetry and a sustained period of inspiration and perspiration led to his first poem appearing in print. He then went onto winning competitions, working the Open Mic circuit and then appeared at major festivals, making the final of the prestigious New Act of the Year Showcase at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre.

Mark’s style ranges from poems inspired by heartfelt observations to Barnstorming Performance Pieces that leave the audience in hysterics. This has led to appearances on Radio 2 and 4 as well as a weekly slot on BBC Three Counties Radio.

The main poem in the collection ‘Every Beat’ was recorded by Mark at BBC Three Counties and will be aired as part of their Sunday morning programme.

According to Tony Drury, “Mark is truly gifted and perhaps unique. He sees beyond the obvious and uses life experiences to explain and entertain. It is a privilege to work with him”.

Editor’s Notes

• For more information on City Fiction, visit or follow on Twitter @CityFictionLtd
• For more information on HEART UK, visit or follow on Twitter @heartukcharity
• For more information on Mark Niel, visit or follow on Twitter @MKPoetLaureate
• For more information on Tony Drury, visit or follow on Twitter @mrtonydrury
• Tony Drury is a celebrity Ambassador for HEART UK

To book Tony or for more information, contact Cathy Wright on 07772 733349 or email

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