Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature: Mark Easton
- 13 May 2023
- Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature
Mark Easton – Searching for Truth on the Shoreline
Saturday 13 May, 6:00pm
Fowey Town Hall
John Donne’s misguided maxim that “No man is an island”, sparked the imagination of BBC News Home Editor, Mark Easton. In his new book, he takes us on an enchanting and illuminating adventure through the islands of the world from Ancient Crete to modern day Canvey. Can understanding these pockets of land and the mind-set they create in their inhabitants help humanity get closer to the truth about itself?
He offers a deep dive into geography, myth, literature, politics and philosophy that reveals nothing less than a map of the human heart.
Chaired by Daphne Skinnard, Assistant Editor, BBC Radio Cornwall.
“This is a huge theme which Mark Easton pursues with vigorous and beautifully clear prose. His archipelagic fascination is contagious. Read this and the maps in your mind will never be quite the same again.” Peter Hennessy
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