Author’s Poems Take Readers on a Journey Through Life

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Simon Smith’s poetry collection to be featured at the 2011 London Book Fair

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From self-published author Simon Smith comes a poetry collection titled Backwards and Forwards: A journey through life. This Xlibris release will be featured at the London Book Fair in London, England, on April 11-13, 2011.

When he thought his head and heart were so full that it would burst, wild images and words flew out and onto a page—which then became a scrapbook of parts of his life. And that’s how Simon started his passion in poetry and writing.

From the deepest recesses of his heart and soul comes an anthology of poems that have been a result of an extreme emotion wrenched out from deep within him. After a world of pain, he now comes out of a world of joy through his therapeutic poetry writing.

He invites readers to come join him as he remembers his journey through life, moving Backwards and Forwards, with the poignant verses of these poetic pieces. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to

About the Author
Simon Smith is London born and bred but moved to Devon with his family during his A-levels. Moving from an all-boys school to a mixed school ensured that these exams were not a success. He went to college and qualified in Hotel Management, spending many years working in hotels, pubs and clubs around the UK before realising that he would be better off working in the financial services industry instead. He is now living very happily with his second wife and they have bought a farm in Spain where they plan to grow olives and make wine.

Backwards and Forwards * by Simon Smith
A journey through life
Publication Date: September 21, 2010
Trade Paperback; £9.99; 65 pages; 978-1-4535-7317-4
Trade Hardback; £19.99; 65 pages; 978-1-4535-7318-1
E-book; £8.00; 978-1-4535-7319-8

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at +0800-644-6988. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at 44-203-006-8880 or call +0800-644-6988.

For more information, contact Xlibris at +0800-644-6988 or on the web at

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