“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.
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 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!”
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.
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
We are so pleased that Brian Kerr’s book launch of
An Unassuming County ~ The Making of the Bedfordshire Countryside on Sunday was a resounding success. There were well over 60 people attending, twice as many as were invited and we had to put out extra chairs. A good sign before the event commenced. Brian’s guest speaker Professor William Stephens from Cranfield University and the Marston Vale Trust gave an interesting talk, especially highlighting the success of the Marston Forest project but also environmental issues in Bedfordshire, which both Brian and Professor Stephens are inspired by . Next Brian gave a heart felt outline of his venture into writing, describing why and how he wrote’An Unassuming County,’ also thanking all those who have supported him along the way. Eventispress is thrilled that the event went so well and are grateful to Jordan’s Mill in Biggleswade – the perfect venue for the event. We are also proud to be part of Brian’s writing journey through to publication. Congratulations Brian!