The Jolly Pilgrim @ The Bermondsay Street Festival, 2011

Posted in Book updates on September 23rd, 2011 by Peter Baker

Hello Everyone

I will be appearing at the Bermondsay Street Festival, London SE1, at 11.30 tomorrow Saturday 24th September 2011. The closest station is London Bridge. Read more »

36: Enlightenment 2.0

Posted in Diary posts on September 22nd, 2011 by Peter Baker

22 September 2011

My publisher has asked me to set out the meaning of the phrase ‘Enlightenment 2.0’, which appears on the jacket of The Jolly Pilgrim, but isn’t formally explained in the text. Read more »

Update – ebook and gallery

Posted in Book updates on September 9th, 2011 by Peter Baker

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The Kindle version of The Jolly Pilgrim is now on sale, from Amazon ( and .com). It will be on sale on the Waterstones website early next week.

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The Apple iBook version will be released in about one week. I’ll drop you another note when it’s appeared. Read more »

The Jolly Pilgrim – media update

Posted in Book updates on August 17th, 2011 by Peter Baker

17 August 2011

Since the book launch, my publishers have released two extracts. We’ve been very pleased with the reactions so far. Read more »

35: Book Launch (and speech transcript)

Posted in Book updates, Diary posts on August 6th, 2011 by Peter Baker

6 August 2011

The weekend following the start of my sabbatical, I began to rearrange my chess pieces and prepare for the book launch. Just as I was getting to grips with things, my colleagues in arms, Martin and Catherine Stone, whisked me out of London for some R&R at The Secret Garden Party festival.

It didn’t disappoint. In attendance were the cream of Britain’s youth. Everyone was beautiful, friendly, polite, well balanced and mad for it. What joy. We retreating to camp every night, only to charge off again at 1 a.m. for yet another four-hour party session. The experience reminded me how much I love living on this planet. Read more »