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FringeLiterary

Philip Marsden

By February 25, 2020 No Comments
Philip Marsden

The Fringe – noon – Sunday

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.

Philip Marsden is the award-winning author of a number of works of travel, fiction and non-fiction, including The Bronski HouseThe Spirit-Wrestlers, and The Levelling Sea. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and his work has been translated into fifteen languages. He lives on the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall.

philipmarsden.co.uk

Photo by Stephen Parker