Kevin Pye book launch: "One for the Road"

Mudgee resident and member of the Mudgee Historical Society Inc, Kevin Pye, launched another of his book of verses at Club Mudgee on Saturday 16th April 2011. A large crowd gathered in the auditorium to listen to recitals and performances of items from "One for the Road" by members of Kevin's family, his friends and his teaching colleagues. This book is a wonderful blend of history, humour and nostalgia, mainly based on Kevin's personal remembrances. The launch was a great evening of entertainment as well, with musical performances by family members and friends Ross and Bruce Kurtz, Jim Yeo and Peter Stoddart, Des Kelly and Jess Holland. On the same evening Councillor Elwyn Lang launched a CD of music "Homecoming" by Mick Fetch who had also put some of Kevin's verse to music.

To conclude stalwart member of the Mudgee Historical Society Inc, Mary Mills, launched Kevin's book. Her late husband, Dud Mills, the author of many books of verse and short stories himself, was the source of inspiration to Kevin in his writing career.

Congratulations to Kevin on yet another great volume.


John Broadley