Book Review - Reminiscences of a Nearly Somebody,

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Peter Morrell Book rgbReminiscences of a Nearly Somebody, a collection of self-deprecatory biographical essays by author Peter Morrell, will be published on 21 April 2022 by i2i Publishing of Manchester.

Peter Morrell was born just before D Day. After school and university, where he read French, he qualified first as a solicitor in Peterborough, then as a barrister, based in London. He practised as a barrister until 1992, when he was appointed a Circuit Judge, trying criminal and civil cases in London and the East Midlands. Peter retired from the Circuit Bench in 2009, but continued to preside over Mental Health Tribunals until 2014.

An observant Christian since childhood, in 2008 Peter was ordained a deacon of the Church of England and a year later, priest. He currently ministers in the Watersmete Benefice in Northamptonshire, UK, and in the Costa Blanca Chaplaincy.

Three novels written by Peter and all set in a fictional East Northamptonshire village called Pepynbridge were published between 2015 and 2016, and a collection of sermons preached by Peter in 2017.

In Reminiscences of a Nearly Somebody, the opening essay, Wander-vogel, recounts a walk Peter took alone, aged 18, along the Rhine and Neckar valleys and through the Black Forest in April and May 1963.

Hustings describes Peter's brief political career, culminating in the General Election of February 1974, when he stood as a Conservative in the then strongly Labour and mining constituency of Ilkeston, in Derbyshire, UK.

Peter's experiences as an author are the subject of Scribbling, with tips for aspiring writers, struggling to have their work published.

Robed, which discloses Peter's institutional journey to appointment as an Assistant Recorder and subsequent swearing-in as a Circuit Judge, says more about the Establishment than it does about the author.

Finally, Collared charts Peter's voyage from pew to altar, and includes entertaining anecdotes, both before and after he was ordained.

Reminiscences of a Nearly Somebody, will join Peter's previously published books, The Rector of Pepynbridge, The Islamist of Pepynbridge, The Honourable Member for Pepynbridge, From The Pulpit, Home and Abroad and will be available from and from 21 April 2022.
Also, at a Book Launch in IĀ“Albarda Garden, Carrer del Baix Vinalopo, 8 Urb, Muntanya de La Sella, 03750 Pedreguer on 2 June 2022, between 11:00 and 13:00, at which representatives of the Press will be welcome.

Peter spends several weeks every year at his holiday home in Alcalali, which he and his wife, Mary, have owned since 1997. In the UK, Mary and Peter live in Northamptonshire. They have two grown-up daughters and a granddaughter.


Contact Peter Morrell on (00) 44 (0)7860 573 597
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or i2i Publishing on (00) 44 (0)7957 557510