Book Signing- AUTUMN Motorsport festival, brooklands museum

8th October 2017

After the book signing earlier in the year at Wings and Wheels Festival, I was delighted to be invited back to another motoring festival today for a further book signing. 

A big thank you to everyone who dropped by my stand to say hello or picked up a signed copy of the novel. It was a fantastic event and great to see some of Brooklands' finest cars out on the Mercedes-Benz circuit too. 

 

Podcast recording with BBC's Danny Robins and Panoply MEDIA

28th September 2017

Today was a tremendously fun day recording a new podcast with BBC's Danny Robins for American production company Panoply Media. The programme explored some of the inspirations behind my novel The Ghost at Brooklands Museum and Brooklands' reputed history for ghosts in general. The podcast should be available globally from next month. 

Here are some of my favourite pics! 

Mark 


Book Signing at 'Wings and Wheels' Festival August 2017

26th & 27th August 2017

I had a brilliant time this weekend at 'Wings and Wheels' Festival signing copies of my novel The Ghost at Brooklands Museum. Thanks to everyone who come to the Brooklands Museum stand for a chat and to pick up a signed copy of my book. Here are some of my favourite pics from this weekend

Mark 


THE GHOST AT BROOKLANDS MUSEUM RE-ENTERS AMAZON TOP-10 BESTSELLER CHART

22nd May 2017

Mark Richardson's debut novel re-enters Top-10 Amazon bestseller chart for Children's books about time travel 

This week Mark Richardson's debut novel The Ghost at Brooklands Museum was once again included in the Amazon top-10 bestseller list for Children's eBooks about time travel. This is the second occasion Mark's novel has featured in this particular Amazon bestseller's chart, having previously appeared within it in December 2016. 


The Ghost at Brooklands Museum enters Amazon top-10 Bestseller chart

15th December 2016

Mark Richardson's debut novel enters Top-10 Amazon bestseller chart for Children's books about time travel 

This week Mark Richardson's debut novel The Ghost at Brooklands Museum was included in the Amazon top-10 bestseller list for Children's eBooks about time travel. In achieving this Mark's novel was placed above titles by Goosebumps author R.L. Stine and Alex Scarrow's Time Riders series. Not bad going for a debut novel! 


Book Launch Invitation: 
‘The Ghost at Brooklands Museum’ by Mark Richardson: 12pm on 9th December 2016 at Brooklands Museum

Brooklands Museum Press Release: 15th November 2016

On 9th December Brooklands Museum will host the launch event for Mark Richardson’s novel ‘The Ghost at Brooklands Museum’, marking the date the physical copy of the novel will go on sale in the Brooklands Museum gift shop and online at www.brooklandsmuseumshop.com.

A short film about the book has been released and can be viewed here.

The book launch will take place in the ERA Shed next to the Napier-Railton racing car. The car holds the all-time Brooklands circuit lap record, was originally built at Brooklands and is a big feature of Mark’s novel. Mark will be available for press photos, book signings and interviews on the day. PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR ATTENDANCE BY EMAILING Mark at markrichardsonnovels@outlook.com.

The novel is aimed at an independent readership of 10 years+ and is suitable for family reading.

Review Copies- ‘The Ghost at Brooklands Museum’

We would be delighted to provide a review copy of the novel should you wish to review it. If you would like to do this, please contact markrichardsonnovels@outlook.com directly. Please note review copies will only be available the week beginning 28th November. If you would like to review the book prior to this date a free copy of the ebook can be provided.

Notes on the Novel- ‘The Ghost at Brooklands Museum’

Brooklands Museum is notorious for being a haunted location and over the years numerous sightings of ghosts have been reported, the most famous being the figure of Percy Lambert. Lambert was the first person in history to travel over 100 miles in an hour, a record he set in a Talbot car at Brooklands in 1913. Later that year, Lambert was tragically killed trying to improve on that record at Brooklands. Dozens of sightings of a ghostly figure resembling Percy Lambert, silently walking the area of the old Brooklands circuit have since been reported.

Such ghost sightings formed part of author Mark Richardson’s inspiration for The Ghost at Brooklands Museum. “I’ve been visiting the museum since I was about 10 years old” explains Mark, “but it was only in more recent years when I attended a night-time tour of the museum that I encountered Brooklands’ ghostly past. I’d been toying with the idea of a novel set at the museum, but it was this visit where the pieces for the book clicked together.”

Mark has also made the decision that all personal profits from the novel will be donated to the museum. “Brooklands has a fabulous history and I was lucky enough to spend dozens of happy weekends visiting whilst growing up. As such, I think it’s only right that all proceeds from the book go to the museum, helping it to continue the great and varied work it undertakes.”

Valerie Mills, Commercial Director at Brooklands Museum said “Brooklands is a rich source for writing inspiration and we are delighted to launch Mark’s novel at the museum and sell it through our gift shop.   A number of notable items from the museum collections feature in the book, including the Napier-Railton racing car, which holds the all-time Brooklands circuit lap record. Visiting Brooklands Museum has always been an enjoyable family experience. Now we have an exciting new novel to add to that day out!” 

Author Contact details:
Mark Richardson (markrichardsonnovels@outlook.com)
Mob: 07734 505 861
www.markrichardsonnovels.com

Museum Contact details:
Paul Stewart
Marketing Manager
paulstewart@brooklandsmuseum.com
Tel: 01932 857381 ext 249
www.brooklandsmuseum.com

 

Brooklands Museum Press Release: 17th October 2016


A Ghostly Adventure: First Ever Novel Set at Surrey’s Brooklands Museum Released

Mark Richardson’s new novel ‘The Ghost at Brooklands Museum’ will launch this Halloween and builds on the museum’s long standing reputation for being haunted.

Brooklands is a place known for its firsts. The Brooklands racing circuit, which was operational between 1907 and 1939 was the world’s first purpose-built racing circuit, which in turn played host to the first ever British Grand Prix. Now there is another addition to the list, the first novel set at Brooklands Museum, the institution dedicated to Brooklands’ rich motoring and aviation history.

The museum is notorious for being a haunted location and over the years numerous sightings of ghosts have been reported, the most famous being the figure of Percy Lambert. Lambert was the first person in history to travel over 100 miles in an hour, a record he set in a Talbot car at Brooklands in 1913. Later that year, Lambert was tragically killed trying to improve on that record at Brooklands. Dozens of sightings of a ghostly figure resembling Percy Lambert, silently walking the area of the old Brooklands circuit have since been reported.

Such ghost sightings formed part of author Mark Richardson’s inspiration for The Ghost at Brooklands Museum. “I’ve been visiting the museum since I was about 10 years old” explains Mark, “but it was only in more recent years when I attended a night-time tour of the museum that I encountered Brooklands’ ghostly past. I’d been toying with the idea of a novel set at the museum, but it was this visit where the pieces for the book clicked together.”

Mark has also made the decision that all personal profits from the novel will be donated back to the museum. “Brooklands has a fabulous history and I was lucky enough to spend dozens of happy weekends visiting whilst growing up. As such, I think it’s only right that all proceeds from the book go to the museum, helping it to continue the great and varied work it undertakes.”

Valerie Mills, Commercial Director at Brooklands Museum said “Brooklands is a rich ground for writing inspiration and we were delighted when we heard about the publication of Mark’s novel. A number of our favourite museum pieces feature in the book, including the Napier-Railton, which holds the all-time Brooklands circuit lap record. Visiting Brooklands Museum has always been an enjoyable family experience. Now we have an exciting new novel to add to that day out!” 

The Ghost at Brooklands Museum is released on 31st October 2016 by Troubador Publishing. It will be available as an e-book at most major retailers and as a physical copy in the Brooklands Museum gift shop. The novel is aimed at an independent readership of 10 years+ and is suitable for family reading. All ghosts in the novel are friendly!   

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Editorial Notes: Mark Richardson


The Ghost at Brooklands Museum is Mark Richardson’s debut novel. Here are some concise notes on Mark and the book: 


- Mark is a writer based in Surrey. Having first visited Brooklands Museum when he was 10, Mark was inspired to write this novel after learning about Brooklands’ haunted history. The novel also draws on real Brooklands history, including the Brooklands 500 Miles Race, which in the 1930’s was as an important event on Britain’s social calendar as the Wimbledon Tennis Championships or Ascot.


- Mark has written for and presented on a number of BBC programmes including BBC Newsround, BBC Radio Times and BBC Blast.


- Outside of writing Mark is also a member of the improvised comedy group, Left Foot First and host of the podcast series Just Enough Doctorate To Perform, which combines science with improvised comedy and is run in conjunction with the University of Surrey.


- Mark has a number of cameo acting credits, including the second series of hit comedy show The Inbetweeners.


- Mark holds a degree in International History from LSE.

 

For Author Contacts:
Mark Richardson
markrichardsonnovels@outlook.com
Mob: 07734 505 861
www.markrichardsonnovels.com

 

For Museum Contacts:
Paul Stewart
Marketing Manager
paulstewart@brooklandsmuseum.com
Tel: 01932 857381 ext 249
www.brooklandsmuseum.com

 
 
testingAlan Brooklands Cover for Print 2016