• Peter Marshall

    Agent : Bill Hamilton

    Peter Marshall sailed the world as a cadet in the Merchant Navy before teaching English in Senegal, West Africa. He returned to England to take a BA at London University and a doctorate in the History of Ideas at Sussex. He taught literature and philosophy at several British universities before becoming a full-time writer in 1980. His circumnavigation of Africa was mad into a major TV series and his voyage round Ireland a BBC radio series. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

    Praise for Peter Marshall’s other books:

    The Philosopher’s Stone

    ‘Certainly the best and most absorbing account of alchemy that I have ever read.’
    Colin Wilson, Literary Review
    ‘An intriguing read by an accomplished storyteller … inspirational.’
    Sunday Times

    Demanding The Impossible: A History of Anarchism

    ‘Stimulating, funny and sad. What more can you ask of a book?’
    The Times

    William Godwin

    ‘Marshall steers his course with unfailing sensitivity and skill. It is hard to see how the task could have been better done.’
    Michael Foot, Observer, ‘Book of the Year’
    ‘The best biography for more than a century’