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Kerry McCarthy's "No Fishing From This Bank"

Updated: Sep 18, 2023

Kerry McCarthy is author of the book Byrd (OUP, 2013)

Kerry Mc Cathy, a person in yellow shirt, standing next to a life preserver on the banks of a river in England
Your tour guide here is a much younger Kerry McCarthy, getting ready to write a Byrd book.

A short share. This photo was taken on the bank of the River Trent in Newark, where Robert Parsons drowned in 1572. Parsons' untimely fate made space, however, for William Byrd to take up his spot in the Chapel Royal.

As Kerry commented, 'Looks like the life preserver ring didn’t do its job....'

Cover of Kerry Mc Carthy’s book BYRD with a painting of a table surrounded by men from Byrd’s era

Byrd is available from all good booksellers


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