to the colourful and amusing world of Scotland's award-winning
travel writer - author of the bestselling SNOWBALL ORANGES series
of Mallorcan travelogues and a variety of fiction titles. His books, written with warmth, gutsy style and spiky humour, are sold worldwide and have been translated into several languages.
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DON’T CALL ME CLYDE!
Jazz Journey of a Sixties Stomper is Peter’s long-awaited memoir of life as a young musician with the Clyde Valley Stompers in Swinging-Sixties London. Revealing, intriguing, always entertaining. More...
Peter's first historical novel, SONG OF THE EIGHT WINDS,
is an epic tale of 13th century Mallorca, a compelling story set during the most pivotal event in the history of this enchanting Spanish island - the Christian Reconquest from the Moors.
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THE SNOWBALL ORANGES SERIES
This award-winning book, first published in 2000, launched the best-selling series charting the Kerr family's often-hilarious adventures after leaving Scotland to grow oranges for a living
on the Spanish island of Mallorca. More...
The second book in this pentad of fun-filled Mallorcan travelogues finds Peter and his family trying to relax into a ‘supposedly’ simpler way of life, growing oranges on their little valley farm in the entrancing Tramuntana Mountains. More...
In this, the third book in the series, the season of ‘winter spring’ has arrived, and Peter, under the sharp eye of his long-suffering wife, struggles to shake off the relaxed Spanish tranquiloness he has now mastered all too well. More...
A Basketful of Snowflakes
Book four. It’s the peak of the orange harvesting season, and the Kerr family continue to settle into their new ‘laid-back’ lifestyle on the sunny Spanish island. But it’s also crunch time, and some hard facts have to be faced. More...
From Paella to Porridge
The fifth and final book in the series. After three years of hard work, the Kerrs say a reluctant goodbye to their little orange farm with a surprise paella feast. Now begins their return-to-Scotland adventure. There’s never a dull moment, even when there’s porridge for breakfast! More...
This is the prequel to Snowball Oranges. East Lothian is ‘The Garden of Scotland’, and the setting for this delightfully idiosyncratic story of country life. Often hilarious, always heartfelt and occasionally sad, here is unfolded the ups and downs of four generations of one farming family. More...
THE BOB BURNS INVESTIGATES MYSTERIES
The Mallorca Connection – Bob Burns Investigates
A rare combination of suspense and comedy – the first in a trilogy of offbeat whodunnits featuring maverick Scots detective, Bob Burns, and his unlikely pair of cohorts, the sexy, game-for-anything forensic scientist, Dr Julie Bryson, and keener-than-smart rookie detective, Andy Green. More...
The Sporran Connection – Bob Burns Investigates
Murder, mayhem, felony and farce are the bywords as Bob Burns and his two sidekicks become enmeshed in a complicated web of international intrigue and Caledonian skulduggery. The whiff of death is masked by an aroma of expensive perfume, and even Bob’s proficient police nostrils are confused. More...
The Cruise Connection – Bob Burns Investigates
The third humour-spiked Bob Burns mystery finds the droll Scots detective and his two intrepid associates drawn into a tangle of chicanery aboard a luxury liner when a severed finger is found in a passenger’s quiche lorraine. High seas hijinks and shipboard shenanigans on a curious cruise to the Canaries. More...
OTHER FICTION BOOKS
Fiddler On The Make
When the sleepy Scottish village of Cuddyford is colonised by well-heeled retirees and big-city commuters, Jigger McCloud, a waggish local farmer with a talent for playing the fiddle, an eye for the ladies and the main chance, isn’t slow to make a quick buck at their expense. More...
The Gannet Has Landed
In this humour-tinged romantic adventure, Doogie O’Mara, a young Scottish veterinary student, applies for a gap-year job as a tour rep in Africa, where he also hopes to find time to study the wildlife. Instead, he finds himself on Mallorca, thrust in at the deep end of the madcap package tour business – a hapless fish out of water, for whom the nearest thing to wildlife appears to be the hordes of rowdy holidaymakers pouring off the gannets (charter planes) from the UK. More...
Published April, 2007, by Random House – Vintage.
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7676-5 or 1-4000-7676-5
An excerpt from Snowball Oranges is included in this new anthology,
which also features examples of the work of such
literary luminaries as Hemingway, Byron, Orwell, Dos Passos, Auden and Trollope. ‘Three generations of great writers
entranced by Spain’.
© Peter Kerr 2006
- Burns - Mallorca
- Burns - Sporran
- Burns - Cruise
- Eight Winds
- Worldwide: USA
- China #1
- China #2
- Czech Rep