Category Archives: Brian Kerr

Author Brian Kerr talks on BBC 3 Counties Radio

Tomorrow, Friday 28th June, author Brian Kerr will be talking to Nick Coffer on BBC 3 Counties Radio at 1.15 pm!

Here’s the link to find it on Catch Up if you cannot tune in live.

Nick Coffer

Brian will be talking about his new book:

‘A Certain Degree of Magnificence’

which focuses on the people who have shaped the Bedfordshire landscape over the centuries.

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Exciting News here at Eventispress ~ Brian Kerr’s Official Book Launch

You are Invited to a

Book Launch

Sunday 19th May 2019

3pm to 5pm

in the Grange Room

The Forest Centre, Marston Vale, Bedfordshire

Details of the venue are at:

www.marstonvale.org.   Post code is:  MK43   0PR 

This is a country park and nature reserve surrounding a former brick pit and there are ample opportunities for a walk. 

RSVP to Brian Kerr  (077-369-11-508; wbkerr47@gmail.com)

Brian needs to know numbers so please let him know if you are going to attend.

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:

A Certain Degree of Magnificence Final Cover 30102018-page-001

 

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 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!

Success at Warden Abbey Vineyard Open Day

Eventispress author Margaret Roberts talked and signed copies of her book  ‘The Original Warden Pear’  at the Warden Abbey Vineyard Open Day on Sunday 10th September 2017.

Brian Kerr also enjoyed success selling copies of ‘An Unassuming County’ at an Eventispress stall which displayed our publications highlighting our work in Bedfordshire.

I’m sure that a great day was had by all, as local producers sold their wares, alongside Warden Abbey Wines.  Well done Margaret and Brian!

Author Brian Kerr’s News

Author Brian Kerr of ‘An Unassuming County’ is please that his book continues to sell through Waterstones and other bookshops locally to Bedford. He writes of his recent successful talks:

“I have found the speaking circuit in Bedfordshire is lively and the most amusing and delightful recently was the National Farmers Union (Woman’s Branch )-a truly merry bunch who gave me dinner then bought £150 worth of books!”

Well done Brian. Great news!

More Events to look forward to in January 2016

Author Brian Kerr is a busy man this January.

He is looking forward to talking to:

The Leighton Buzzard Archaeology and History Society on Wednesday 13th January,

The Maulden Food and Fellowship Group on Thursday 14th January and

The Bedfordshire Natural History Society on Thursday 19th January.

Good luck Brian with all the of these events!

Happy New Year and Exciting News at Eventispress in 2016

News from our authors:

Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon has many  events planned for early in the year. Firstly he has been invited to speak at Syd Barrett’s 70th birthday party on 9th January in Cambridge. We are looking forward to hearing about it and seeing the photos. He will certainly take along some copies of ‘Life is Just …’ to the celebration.

Brian Kerr’s book ‘An Unassuming County – The Making of the Bedfordshire Countryside’ continues to sell well in local bookshops and he has enjoyed the warm welcome at numerous events and local groups throughout 2015. We wish Brian continued success in 2016.

Colin Calvert is considering releasing a paperback version of ‘Born Again Bandits’ in 2016.

Diana Jackson‘s new fantasy memoir was released on Amazon at the end of 2015. There was no big fan-fair at Diana’s request because she was in the middle of moving to Scotland. She aims to hold a celebration of the release of the paperback

‘From Redundancy to Rejuvenation – A Writer’s Fantasy Walk Along the Fife Coastal Path’

in Kinghorn, Fife sometime in February 2016. Watch this space!

 

Bedford Corn Exchange Craft and Gift Fayre

Eventispress books and the works of other local authors will be on sale at The Corn Exchange, Bedford on Saturday 21st November 2015.

10 am ’til 4 pm

Bedfordshire Authors signing books:

10 am ’til 12 noon Brian Kerr, Eventispress author of

‘An Unassuming County ~ The Making of the Bedfordshire Countryside’

11 am ’til 1 pm Simon Michael author of

‘The Brief’ published by Urbane ~ A Legal Mystery

 

12.30 ’til 2.30 pm Diana Jackson, Eventispress author of

‘Murder, Now and Then’ ~ a Bedfordshire murder mystery

2 pm ’til 4 pm Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon,  Eventispress author of

‘Life is Just …’ A family drama set in 1960’s Cambridge

Do come and say hello!