An enjoyable long tale in the Amitav Ghosh shaggy dog style, of the life and pursuit by the law of a poor but expert weaver in India. Circumstances find him caught up in a radical bomb-maker’s exploit, causing him to be pursued across India, then by migrant boat and on to the Middle East with extraordinary adventures along the way.
Professor Bradley offers a truly fascinating and moving account of funeral processions, often conducted in silence and over many miles, when the coffin was never laid on the ground, borne by mourners who changed places reverently. To ensure the wellbeing of the soul, coffins were often carried over water and over winding paths used only to carry the dead to their final resting place.
Derek will be talking about his new book, From the Bird’s Mouth, which illustrates species of animals and plants that have become established in Scotland so recently that they did not have Gaelic names – until now. It tells the story of human agency, climate change and a shifting environment.
Drawing on his writing life, his love of Bach and his recently published memoir, this promises to be a heart-warming evening with James Runcie, the well-known author of the Grantchester novels which became a prime-time series on ITV.
Ruth Robinson will be using drone footage shot over the last few years to explore the spectacular geology of the East Fife area, the coastline’s environments and changes over time.
Fish, fishing and our seas are an integral part of Scotland’s identity and culture. Over the years seafood stocks and their marine habitats have declined – but now we stand at a crossroads in the way we manage our seas.
See details of the talk (now passed) in this post and also see our review of the book published by Professor Pettegree and Dr der Weduwen.
Click on the title to see details of the whole series. Or click on the links for each talk below. Coastline Community Church 21 Session Street, Pittenweem KY10 2QL. Tickets: £6 available from the Library. Doors open 7pm, talk starts 7.30pm.
Free sessions - come along and make some decorations for Halloween. Click on the title to see details.
See details of the talk (now passed) and also read our review of the book on this subject published by Professor Bradley.