An Afternoon with Peter Kerr

November 22 | 14:30 - 16:00

Johnstone Adults Panel Event / Author Reading Scottish Writers, Travel

Enjoy an afternoon with Scotland’s best-selling travel writer! Peter’s critically acclaimed Mallorca-based books have sold in large numbers worldwide and were inspired by his own experience. When the recession of the 1980s hit, he threw in the towel as a farmer of barley and beef cattle in Scotland and moved his family out to Mallorca to take on a run-down orange farm – something that he knew absolutely nothing about! Later books include Thistle Soup, an account of his life from boyhood in East Lothian, and From Paella to Porridge, which tells of the Kerr family’s final year in Mallorca and what they got up to on returning to East Lothian. His first fiction book, a humour-laced mystery called The Mallorca Connection: Bob Burns Investigates, was followed by The Sporran Connection and The Cruise Connection. His latest non-fiction book, Don't Call Me Clyde: Jazz Journey of a Sixties Stomper, is a memoir of his life as a young jazz musician in early-Sixties London. The Other Monarch of the Glen, a humour-laced Highland caper, was published in December 2017. A talented artist, Peter also illustrates his own work.

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Johnstone Library

Church Street


Fully accessible.

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