“A lyrical, almost elegiac taking of the nation’s spiritual temperature … absorbing and colourful … Moreton can make you laugh out loud, and generates a momentum that has you turning the pages wanting it never to end.” Peter Stanford in The Observer Exploring the dramatic changes to British culture, spirituality and national identity over theContinue reading “Is God Still An Englishman?”
“A masterpiece. As good a book as you will read this year or next.” The Sunday Express “Very moving, wonderfully evocative, challenges our myths about heroism.” The Daily Mail “A touching tale of the difficulties of being a father or son.” The Observer My Father Was A Hero: The True Story Of A Man, AContinue reading “My Father Was A Hero”
Hungry For Home: A Journey To America From The Edge Of Ireland was published by Viking and Penguin. “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
“I don’t know if I will be able to make it,” says Mike Carney, looking out across a wild stretch of water to the place where he was born 92 years ago. “I would like to put my feet down there one more time, but I wonder, is it possible?” Frankly, it seems crazy to try.Continue reading “The Last Islandman”
A short film about Mike Carney’s daring return to the Great Blasket island at the age of 93.