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The book is a heartwarming read, full of perception and gentle wit. -- Scotland on Sunday
'a magical book' -- News Letter, 24 October 2006
'an enchanting, funny and touching book . . . about the making of
a fresh start' -- Belfast Telegraph, 11 October 2006
'charmingly written . . . a moving account' -- Down Recorder, 11 October 2006
From chapter one, Faulkner exhibits a natural storytelling gift and a sureness with words, and also with rhythm, on which his phrases and sentences surf and maintain their momentum ... The book is a heartwarming read, full of perception and gentle wit. -- Scotland on Sunday
MIKE FAULKNER grew up in Northern Ireland, but spent most of his adult life in Scotland, initially working as a solicitor and subsequently setting up the UK's first Santa Fe/Southwestern furniture-making company. In spite of great initial success, the company collapsed in 2001 and Mike and his wife, Lynn McGregor - a professional artist specialising in semi-abstract landscape - moved to Islandmore. This is Mike's first book.
Well written,but just did nit grip me. I gave up after a few chapters. That is just my personal feeling and others may love it.Published 3 months ago by Rowan
Was a most interesting way to live now with a smattering of life in 1970s as a child at an important time.Published 19 months ago by A. Muirhead
A gentle read of island life and the surroundings and characters. Will read again when need something peaceful to read. Read morePublished on 18 April 2010 by Mrs. Audrey Williams
What a wonderful book this is. From circumstances which would have crushed a lesser man, Mike Faulkner has created a piece of magic: a book which reminds us all that a truly great... Read morePublished on 24 Oct. 2008 by G. R. Hill
I won't try to compete with the erudition shown in other reviews of Michael Faulkner's wonderful story.
All I can say is, buy it, read it, and enjoy it. Read more
Michael Faulkner, son of Brian, loses his Sante Fe style furniture business and home in Scotland. Retreats to family cabin on an otherwise uninhabited small island in Strangford... Read morePublished on 17 Sept. 2007 by Mr Ulster