The Summer Isles – An evening with Philip Marsden at St Ives Harbour Hotel

23 October 2019
St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa, The Terrace , St Ives, Cornwall, UK, TR26 2BN
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Join us for an evening with Philip Marsden as he discusses his newly published book The Summer Isles: A voyage into 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.

Bearing the full force of the Atlantic, it is a seaboard which is also a mythical frontier, a place as rich in story as anywhere on earth. 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.

Please join us at The Harbour Hotel for what is sure to be a great evening – a bar is available and doors will open at approximately 6.30pm



  • 7pm to 9pm

Ticket price

  • £5.00

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