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In 2002, following the collapse of his business and the loss of his family home, Mike Faulkner and his wife Lynn McGregor left Scotland for a cabin on Islandmore, an uninhabited island in Northern Ireland. Familiar to Mike as the haven where he'd spent holidays with his father - the last Prime Minister of Northern Ireland - and the rest of his family, moving there to live...more
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Paul Blaney
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...more
Lesley McCullough
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...more
Allan Leonard
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...more
Debs Erwin
Beautifully written.
Don
Very interesting read. I know area well but not about people living there. Enjoyed it a lot.
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