Media update – June 2012



Middlesbrough Literary Festival

Doing a talk at the Middlesbrough Literary Festival, next Tuesday 19th June. Among other things, they want a reading. I was thinking ‘Wide-Angle Lens’ (starting at the bottom of page 66). Any other suggestions?

They asked me to speak about writing and publishing the book. It’ll be the first time I’ll describe that rollercoaster in its entirety, and I have plenty of things to say. Expect lots of emotional anecdotes.

Details: 2.30 pm, Tue 19th June 2012
Central Library, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS1 2AY
Booking line: 01642 729 729
£3 entry

I attach the page about me.


Review from Frankfurt


As to how this fellow got hold of The Jolly Pilgrim – I have no idea (which is a good sign). Such are the marvels of civilisation’s global-fibre-optic-node brain. He wrote a very interesting review, flagging up lots of the book’s subtexts. I loved the phrase “symphony of bubbles” and will probably plagiarise it at some point


Cycling active, serialisation part 2 

Want to cycle across a continent? Never cycle in the dark, clean yourself every day and don’t be concerned by angry farmers (it’s a myth). Be nice to them; they’ll be nice to you.



Article on gap years and human progress (in The Actuarial Post


This is now online, as opposed to just in the magazine’s PDF version … “we’re so aghast at the situations in Afghanistan and Sudan because standards have risen so precipitously – such semi-anarchy was the norm until a few centuries ago.”


Happy Friday.


Pete Baker
The book on Amazon (UK)
The Kindle on Amazon
The iBook on iBookstore

“When I see three oranges, I juggle; when I see two towers, I walk.” - Philippe Petit, circus performer, and the man who, in 1974, tightrope-walked between the towers of the World Trade Centre


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2 Responses to “Media update – June 2012”

  1. Mark Snare Says:

    hyperlink to book fair busted, check yo’self, don’t wreck my browsing.

  2. Peter Baker Says:

    Thanks – fixed!

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