BOOK LAUNCH AND TALK: Professor Peter Marshall: Storm’s Edge – Life, Death & Magic in the islands of Orkney.


From Peter Marshall, winner of the Wolfson Prize 2018, Storm’s Edge is a new history of the Orkney Islands that dives deep into island politics, the evolution of folklore, and community memory on the geographical edge of Britain. Marshall was born in Orkney, his ancestors were farmers and farm labourers on the northern island of Sanday – where, in 1624, one of them was murdered by a witch. Merging his local experience with wider historical expertise, Marshall looks afresh at a small group of islands that has been treated as a mere footnote, remote and peripheral, and in doing so invites us to think differently about key events of British history.


Join as at the St Magnus Centre on the evening of 10 April (7pm) for the much-anticipated launch of Professor Marshall’s new book. As part of the launch, Professor Marshall will give a paper on the book, followed by a Q&A and drinks reception.


To sign-up for your free ticket, please register on our Eventbrite page: available here!