The Summer Isles – An evening with Philip Marsden in St Ives

Wednesday 23rd October at 7pm at The Harbour Hotel, St Ives.

Tickets £5 (please follow link below to book)

Philip will be joining us to talk about his newly published book

The Summer Isles: A voyage of the imagination

In an old wooden sloop, Philip Marsden plots a course north from his home in Cornwall. He is sailing for the Summer Isles, a small archipelago near the top of Scotland that holds for him a deep and personal significance. On the way, he must navigate the west coast of Ireland and the Inner Hebrides.

Through the people he meets and the tales he uncovers, Marsden builds up a haunting picture of these shores – of imaginary islands and the Celtic otherworld, of the ageless draw of the west, of the life of the sea and perennial loss – and the redemptive power of the imagination. Exhilarating and poignant, Marsden’s prose has been widely praised.

Bringing together themes he has been pursuing for many years, The Summer Isles is an unforgettable account of the search for actual places, invented places, and those places in between that shape the lives of individuals and entire nations.

To book please click on the following link

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