Dreams & Memories ‘of Another Land’




Press release:

On August 18th, 2018 the Australian author Peter Kenny will present his second book ‘Memories of Another Land’ at the Tolkien Shop (Leiden, the Netherlands) where he will also reintroduce his debut ‘Dreams of Another Land’.

Peter Kenny, a retired teacher from Brisbane, Australia, writes stories, songs and poems brought together in two books ‘Dreams of Another Land’ and ‘Memories of Another Land’ telling of the adventures of his ‘uncle’ Fortinbras Proudfoot, Esquire, in a land far away yet seemingly familiar to us. Fortinbras writes about the small folk, dragons, heroes and dangers, fair ladies and wizards. Beautifully illustrated by, British artist, Sue Bradley’s wonderful art. Some of her artworks shall be exhibited.

Proceeds raised from these two publications will support the Fortinbras Proudfoot Esq. Foundation which has a charter to raise funds for other charitable groups engaged in literacy initiatives and programs assisting children to enhance their education through Literacy.

Presentation: ‘Memories of Another Land’ by Peter Kenny
August 18, 2018 at 14:00 hours
Tolkien Shop, Utrechtse Jaagpad 2, Leiden (the Netherlands)

The Books:

Title: Memories of Another Land
ISBN: 9789492469090
Author: Peter Kenny
Illustrator: Sue Bradley
Publisher: Ranger

Title: Dreams of Another Land
ISBN: 9789492469083
Author: Peter Kenny
Illustrator: Sue Bradley
Publisher: Ranger

Peter Kenny

Peter Kenny is a retired teacher based in Brisbane who possesses one of the most significant personal collections of Tolkien memorabilia in Australia and the world. Peter has had a passion for everything Tolkien for four decades and he has become a recognized authority in the field, sharing his knowledge and passion for Tolkien’s stories with adults and children around the world through a series of presentations and events at schools, libraries, conventions and festivals.

During his forty years as a teacher he often used The Hobbit as a literacy unit in the classroom and shared Tolkien’s world with hundreds of students through reading stories, composing and art.

Now retired, Peter writes stories, songs and poems a selection of which was being chosen for the two books ‘Dreams of Another Land’ and ‘Memories of Another Land’. Both telling of the adventures of his ‘uncle’ Fortinbras Proudfoot, esquire, in a faraway country yet seemingly familiar to us. Fortinbras writes of the small folk, dragons, heroes and dangers, fair ladies and wizards.

Sue Bradley

Sue Bradley is an artist and illustrator based in the United Kingdom. Growing up with a strong interest in art and literature, she developed a passion for the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and other fantasy writers such as C.S. Lewis [Chronicles of Narnia]. As a teenager, Sue was inspired by many artists of the fantasy genre, including Arthur Rackham, Roger Dean, George Underwood and Barry Godber. In more recent times, Sue has been influenced by the illustrations of Alan Lee, John Howe, Brian Froud and Ted Nasmith.

Websites:

The Fortinbras Proudfoot Esq. Foundation: http://brisbanetolkienfellowship.com.au
Dreams of Another Land: https://www.facebook.com/DreamsofAnotherLand
Sue Bradley’s art: https://www.suebradleyart.co.uk
Tolkien Shop: www.tolkienshop.com
Ranger: www.ahvobraiths.nl