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Lillian Beckwith meets Peter Mayle.
on 20 November 2006
This is a delightful read. It's like a cross between Lillian Beckwith and Peter Mayle. Michael Faulkner writes with charm, wit and not a little self-deprecation of his life with Lynn and two dogs on the island of Islandmore in Strangford Lough on the east coast of Northern Ireland. It must have been very hard for him and his wife Lynn to survive with their two dogs on an island with no electricity in such a demanding location, and the difficult parts of their life are not ignored, but he still manages to convey the peace, beauty and harmony of "a life less ordinary". Local characters are brought to life and some insights are given of what it was like to grow up in Northern Ireland at the height of the Troubles as the son of Northern Ireland's Prime Minister.