The Blue Cabin is on Islandmore, which as far as we know is the only year-round inhabited island on Strangford Lough which has no causeway – access is boat-only. There is no mains electricity, and apart from Eddie the west highland terrier and a cross-section of the wildlife for which Strangford Lough is justly renowned, Lynn and I were the only inhabitants.
In 2014 we moved to Argyll, where we are renovating a lochside cottage (echoes of The Blue Cabin …).
After careers in law, property and furniture, I now divide my time between editing and writing. My latest book Gentle Giant, the history of Belfast feed mill John Thompson & Sons, was published in December 2013 (click on the cover pic above for details).
I offer an editing service to publishers and others – details are on the Editing page.
My wife Lynn McGregor is a professional artist. Her studio overlooks the water and many of her semi-abstract landscapes are inspired by her immediate surroundings. Lynn’s work can be seen at www.lynnmcgregor.co.uk.
I hope you find what you are looking for. If not, feel free to drop me an email using the link on the Contact page.
From chapter one of The Blue Cabin Michael Faulkner exhibits a natural storytelling gift and a sureness with words, and also with rhythm, on which his phrases and sentences surf and maintain their momentum … The book is a heartwarming read, full of perception and gentle wit. Whether Faulkner’s book is a classic in the making only posterity will judge. In the meantime, it makes the winter more bearable by the page.”
Scotland on Sunday (for the full text of this review click here)
◄Christine Bleakley visited The Blue Cabin on the Strangford Lough leg of her journey through the backroads of the UK for ITV’s ‘Off the Beaten Track’ (Spun Gold TV).
◄ Published in December 2013by Blackstaff Press, Gentle Giant is the story of Belfast feed mill John Thompson & Sons, the largest multi-species mill in Europe, founded in 1870. For ordering information click here.