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“A richly evocative sequel to The Blue Cabin . . .
From Strangford Lough’s resident poet laureate a richly illustrated love song to Islandmore, its surrounding waters, and the people and animals who dwell there.
This gentle, pictorial follow-
Strangford Lough, was called Strangfjorthr, the turbulent fjord by the Vikings and Louch Cuan, the harbour or peaceful lough by the Celts. It is as Faulkner describes it, “The most inspirational corner of Ireland,” a place of hidden island treasures, teeming bird life, and as its twin names imply, wildly changing moods.
Because of the vividness of the writing the reader experiences the anger of the winter storms and in them becomes lost in the dark, chilled to the marrow. Relief comes with the happiness felt in the lengthening and brightening of spring’s days. From summer’s languor and the pleasures of childhood on a homemade raft the narrative moves on to that feeling of solid permanence the lough inspires annually with the never-
The author, an ex-
This work is destined for my shelves. It should be heading for the library of anyone who loves Ireland, Ulster, and Strangford Lough.”
Patrick Taylor, New York Times bestselling author of An Irish Country Doctor
“A breath of fresh air!
..the beautiful photographs which illustrate it provide a perfect foil for the text which itself achieves just the right balance of the anecdotal with the informative and the personal.”
“The author is a born story-
…In short its appeal is universal. In the most seductively gentle and witty language together with a rich variety of colour photographs, the author gives inspirational proof, in the words of his Introduction "that there is more to life than balance sheets". And bankers' bonuses & all that stuff. Much, much more.”
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