Daunt Books Festival 2019

Seashaken Houses

Tom Nancollas with Dan Richards


Friday 15th March 2019 at 2:00pm  |  Daunt Books Marylebone


Tickets are £7 including a treat from La Fromagerie.

Tom Nancollas is a building conservationist whose passion for the isolated rock lighthouses of Britain and Ireland led to this beautifully observed book, Seashaken Houses: A Lighthouse History from Eddystone to Fastnet. Twenty of these towers were built between 1811 and 1905, their foundations built on rock formations in the middle of the sea, Fastnet being the last and biggest lighthouse of them all. Tom follows the dream of them, the ingenuity of those who built and restored them in the most hostile conditions and the communities in the hinterland that supported them.

Chatting to Tom is journalist and author Dan Richards, who co-authored Holloway with Robert Macfarlane.  His new book Outpost explores the most far-flung corners of the earth, the outposts set in these places and the effect visiting them has on the human spirit.


This event is part of the Daunt Books Festival 2019.
The event will start at 
14:00 and end at approximately 15:00.

Can’t make the talk?
You can buy a signed copy of Tom Nancollas’s Seashaken Houses here.
Please note, these will only be sent out once the talk has taken place.

Event Details

Friday 15th March at 2:00pm
Event takes place at Daunt Books Marylebone, 83 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 4QW.
Please collect your tickets at the venue.