Here’s what it’s like to step out of the Lantern Room at the Belle Tout lighthouse near Beachy Head in Sussex, in the South Downs National Park, and walk around the platform on the outside of the tower. Yes, the outside. A long way above the ground, and beside a four hundred foot drop. I’m afraid of heights – my children still laugh at the way I clung on to the inside wall of the Eiffel Tower for dear life, genuinely scared, so this was a challenge. The heavy breathing is because I was frightened! Worth it though, for the astonishing views. Enjoy! It’s the setting for The Light Keeper, my first novel, published this August. If you want to know more about the book or read the first three chapters for free, just let me have your email here. You’ll automatically get the chance to win a night in the lighthouse.
The music is ‘Wrapped Up In Books’ by Belle & Sebastian. But you knew that.
“He dazzles,” says Yasmin Alibhai-Brown in The Independent. “You stay with Moreton because you can’t bear to jump off.”
“This exuberant and assured book posits the central dilemmas of our times.”
There are warm words too in The Observer, The Independent on Sunday and The Tablet. The Bookseller previews the book with those by Peter Hitchens and Desmond Tutu and calls it “hugely readable and thought-provoking.” You can read all the reviews here.