Look at these astonishing views from the Lantern Room high up at the top of the Belle Tout lighthouse …

Hello you. How’s it going? Last night we stayed at the Belle Tout lighthouse. This is a Georgian lighthouse on the edge of a four hundred foot drop on its own hill near Beachy Head in East Sussex, The Lantern Room is a wonderful space with 360 degree views of the South Downs, the SevenContinue reading “Look at these astonishing views from the Lantern Room high up at the top of the Belle Tout lighthouse …”

The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away

Marc is a promising young footballer of 15, growing up in Scotland. A few hundred miles away in England, Martin is a fun-loving 16-year-old. Both are enjoying their summers when they are suddenly struck down by debilitating illnesses. Within days, the boys are close to death. Although their paths have never crossed, their fortunes areContinue reading “The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away”

Hear how a young man’s death broke the heart of an Irish island community, on the Great Blasket 70 years ago

Seventy years ago, a young man known as Seánín died on the Great Blasket, a remote island at the tip of the Dingle peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. He was one of the few remaining strong, youthful men in an island community that had once been strong and vibrant and famous for its oral, storytellingContinue reading “Hear how a young man’s death broke the heart of an Irish island community, on the Great Blasket 70 years ago”

Hungry For Home

“Extraordinary … when I put it down I wasn’t sure whether I had seen the film or read the text; the quality of its writing creates an essence which is both visual, oral and literary.” Irish Times Hungry For Home by Cole Moreton was published in hardback by Viking in 2000 and in paperback byContinue reading “Hungry For Home”

Is God Still An Englishman?

Exploring the dramatic changes to British culture, spirituality and national identity over the last 30 years. Is God Still An Englishman? How Britain Lost Its Faith (But Found New Soul) was published by Little, Brown and is now an Abacus paperback. “A lyrical, almost elegiac taking of the nation’s spiritual temperature … absorbing and colourful … MoretonContinue reading “Is God Still An Englishman?”