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Published April 1st 2007 by Blackstaff Press
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Paul Blaney
Jun 18, 2014 Paul Blaney rated it liked it
This is in the same vein as A Year in Provence, Driving over Lemons, etc., except that the location is not Mediterranean but an island on Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland. The pattern is nonetheless familiar: personal adversity (in this case financial) leads to a chance to re-assess what matters in life in a strange but beautiful new location. Local challenges and mechanical disasters are overcome with the help of local characters, leading to eventual tranquility.

The author is likeable and se
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Lesley McCullough
Apr 18, 2012 Lesley McCullough rated it it was amazing
I read this book in one sitting and it was a little gem of a book, what a delightful way to spend my day. Having recently visited a restaurant overlooking the lough Michael Faulkner just transported me back there. It is a beautiful part of the country and I envy his Island hideaway.

Michael is a great story teller, the book being full of anecdotes recounting his first few years on the Island with his wife Lynn and their two dogs with glimpses into his early life, accentuated throughout with love
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Allan Leonard
Aug 05, 2012 Allan Leonard rated it really liked it
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 Lough, Ards Peninsula, Northern Ireland.

This is reading through a couple's challenging times, that part of the wedding vows that read, "for better or worse".

There are plenty of happy times -- the guests, the picnics, the sublime peace of the place. All the while checked by the harsher realities of no mains electricity or
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Debs Erwin
Dec 27, 2013 Debs Erwin rated it really liked it
Beautifully written.
Don
Aug 31, 2013 Don rated it really liked it
Shelves: biographical
Very interesting read. I know area well but not about people living there. Enjoyed it a lot.
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