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Peter Marshall

Peter Marshall is a philosopher, historian, biographer, travel writer and poet. He has written seventeen highly acclaimed books which have been translated into 15 different languages.Two have been chosen as ‘Books of the Year’. 

He has contributed many introductions, prefaces and chapters to books as well as articles and reviews to national newspapers, such as the New Statesman, Observer and The Guardian.

Other Books

William Godwin: Philosopher, Novelist, Revolutionary

The picture of Godwin that emerges is one of a complex man and a subtle and revolutionary thinker.

Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism

A fascinating and comprehensive history, Demanding the Impossible is a challenging and thought-provoking exploration of anarchist ideas and actions from ancient times to the present day.

Poseidon’s Realm: A Voyage Around the Aegean

Peter Marshall set off with a companion in a small sailing boat to voyage around the Aegean – Poseidon’s Realm – in order to explore the evolution, nature and legacy of Greek civilization.

BOGNOR BOY: How I became an Anarchist

Bognor Boy: How I Became an Anarchist is a colourful and lyrical early memoir covering the life of Peter Marshall between 1946 and 1970.


On 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,
'Book of the Year'


Demanding the Impossible is the book I always recommend when asked - as I often am - for something on the history and ideas of anarchism.

Noam Chomsky


His work in every sense is the bigger picture and is absolutely of our time. I was fascinated to see how all this came into being in this beautifully written memoir.

Jay Ramsay, poet and author

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