FARSTRAERS : JOCELYN RENDALL

@ Kirkwall Hotel

5 Ticket £18. Concession £16.

FARSTRAERS : JOCELYN RENDALL

June 22, 2020 at 6:00pm. Duration: 60 MNUTES

The Writing Room, Kirkwall Hotel, Harbour St, Kirkwall KW15 1LE

VOYAGES AND HOMECOMINGS

 

Jocelyn Rendall  Author

(in conversation with Alison Miller)

Literary Hour

Jocelyn Rendall talks about her book which travels across three centuries and much of the world, looking into the lives of the Orcadians who found themselves at a distance from, or out of step with, the archipelago they called home.

Using a remarkable archive of letters, court records and other documents, Farstraers tracks how life for these men, women and children was shaped by harsh conditions at home and by the wider social, economic and political currents that carried them into new and often challenging settings. Many of these people are lost to us, but at least some of their voices still resonate in the letters they sent home.

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