An Update from Author Brian Kerr

Brian writes:

“I am delighted that Eventispress has seen my recent publication over the line and printing is underway.  Meanwhile this, my second Book, A Certain Degree of Magnificence: People in the Bedfordshire Landscape, is available on Amazon prior to a formal book launch during May at the Higgin Museum, Bedford. (more details shortly)

This date in May will be linked to the Greensand Country Festival which will run throughout May and be packed with a variety of events across the Greensand Ridge and beyond. The Book Launch will be accompanied by a talk by author Brian Kerr as a part of the museum exhibition, From Bunyan to Brickworks, (April-September 2019). This free talk will trace the changes in the countryside of Bedfordshire from the time when John Bunyan walked the land as a tinker, to the transformation of the landscape at the time of commercial brick clay extraction.

More talks are planned for the autumn.

Meanwhile Brian is spending some time in the Netherlands, experiencing life in Europe, learning a little Dutch and helping with grandchildren. More formal work at Cranfield University will resume on return, as will a summer tending an allotment.”

Many thanks for this update Brian. You are a busy man!

Eventispress wishes you well in the launch of your new book.

Click on the cover for more details:

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Eventispress Announces On Line Launch of Brian Kerr’s New Book

Eventispress are proud to announce the on line launch of Brian Kerr’s sequel to An Unassuming County ~ The Making of the Bedfordshire Countryside called:

A Certain Degree of Magnificence: People in the Bedfordshire Landscape

Available on Amazon worldwide.

It is currently available in paperback form in the UK for £17.99. Follow the link here:   Amazon.co.uk 

About the book:

‘A Certain Degree of Magnificence’ traces the landscape history of Bedfordshire, highlighting the impact individuals have had on the countryside – whether they worked the land to make a living or simply improved the landscape. The chapters trace Bedfordshire’s history from the most recent ice age to the present, covering the invasions of the Romans and Danes, the arrival of the plague in the Middle Ages, and enclosure in the eighteenth century. The landowners and landscape gardeners feature, such as Capability Brown and Humphry Repton. ‘

‘A Certain Degree of Magnificence’ will be officially launched o 26th May 2019, after it will also be possible to order the book from bookshops, where it is not in stock. (More details of the launch shortly)

 

Author Nigel Lesmoir Gordon sends launches new book

Although not with Eventispress we would like to congratulate Nigel Lesmoir Gordon on the launch of his memoir ‘Behind Open Doors’

This is Nigel’s email to us:

“The launch went swimmingly, Diana. We had a full house, which included Rupert Sheldrake, Anthony Stern, David Cammell, my brother and his wife and Mike Horovitz. Also many other old Cambridge friends and some new ones.

A jolly fine time was had by all and the books flew off the table.”

Thanks for letting us know Nigel and good luck!

Author Brian Kerr gives talks on The Making of the Bedfordshire Countryside

Looking Behind the View:  The Making of the Bedfordshire Countryside.
Author Brian Kerr has been out and about giving successful talks this month:
1. Tuesday 13th.  Dunstable and district Local History Soc.  Methodist Hall, the Square, Dunstable. 7.45.
2. Wednesday 14th. Bedford Wildlife Trust.  Priory Methodist Church Hall Newham Avenue.  7.30
If you would like Brian to give a talk then please email him directly:
Well done Brian!

Behind Open Doors ~ Nigel Lesmoir Gordon’s Biography~ Book Launch

Author Nigel Lesmoir Gordon is launching his biography, compiled by Ingrid Maclean. It tells the story of Nigel’s colourful life as a young man fully immersed in flower power age of the 1960’s right up to the present.

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Behind Open Doors will be published by RESONANCE BookWorks, who are holding the launch of Nigel’s biography at  the offices of the BROADCASTING, ENTERTAINMENT, COMMUNICATIONS AND THEATRE UNION
373-377, Clapham Road, London SW9 9BT
Tuesday 6th November 2018
17:30 (for 18:00) to 20:00
Nigel will be 75 on the day of the launch

Places are limited and so if you would like to attend, please contact Nigel: nigel@gordonfilms.tv

Nigel Lesmoir Gordon has published two novels with Eventispress:

Life is Just

The Keeper of the Faith

The Healing Paths of Fife by Diana Jackson

Diana continues to support her local community in Fife. All profits for The Healing Paths of Fife sold locally in Kinghorn will benefit the Play Parks scheme, who are raising money to improve the play facilities for the children of Kinghorn.

After two successful talks this year at Kinghorn Lunchclub and at The Burntisland and Kinghorn Rotary Diana looks forward to her next talk in January. More details soon.

Author Diana Jackson supports Kinghorn Community Library

Eventispress author Diana Jackson is busy collecting the proceeds for sales of The Healing Paths of Fife sold in Kinghorn in the last three months in aid of Kinghorn Lunch Club for the Over 60’s. (most well over she says 🙂 ) She is going to let us know how much was raised as soon as possible.

Meanwhile for May, June and July the profits of books sold in Kinghorn will benefit Kinghorn Community Library (KLR)

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Eventispress supporting local charities!

Author Margaret Roberts’ Lunchtime Talk at The Forest Centre at Marston Vale

Eventispress author Margaret Roberts is giving a

Lunchtime Talk 

on The Original Warden Pear

on 19th March, 2018

between 11:00 am and 12.00 pm

The talk is free but the centre asks for donations if possible.

Here is the Forest of Marston Vale website

Margaret explains:

“Having enjoyed widespread popularity until the late 17th century, the warden pear gradually faded into obscurity. The Original Warden Pear uncovers its story, bringing together evidence from monks, horticulturalists, physicians and bookkeepers. Poets, songwriters and playwrights captured the spirit of the pear from the late 14th century onwards, while 21st century DNA testing has sought to discover whether anything of the old warden pears has survived.”