Michael Faulkner grew up in Northern Ireland but spent most of his adult life in Scotland, initially working as a solicitor and subsequently setting up a furniture design business. Despite initial success, the business collapsed in 2001 and Mike and his wife, Lynn McGregor, a professional artist, moved to Islandmore, his family’s summer home. Mike is the son of Brian Faulkner, the last Prime Minister of Northern Ireland.
A lovely follow up to The Blue Cabin this is described as a ‘love letter to the island’ that Mike and his wife moved to seven years ago off the coast of Ireland. Filled with over 200 photographs this lovingly brings to life the island of Islandmore and brings more wonderful tales from the couple’s life there. It will make you laugh, smile and shed a tear and keep you wanting to hear more and more.
Mike Faulkner and his wife, Lynn, decided to make the move from Scotland to an isolated island in Strangford Louth and this is the account of their first year there. Struggling with no mains electricity, an erratic water supply and at the mercy of the sea, as to whether they could get to the mainland for supplies this is a charming, funny, moving account of adjusting to life away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland. An absolute joy to read that will have you longing for your own private little corner of the world.