|Publication Date: 15 Aug 2019|
|Publisher: Marylebone House|
|Page Count: 224|
|ISBN-13: 9781910674574, 9781910674581|
The Light Keeper
Sarah is pursued by Jack, her distraught husband, who is desperate to find her on these hills before it is too late. Will he make it in time?
Volunteers on the cliff edge patrol for people to save, but the number of men and women going over has ominously increased of late . . .
Does the secret lie with the Keeper who lives alone in the old lighthouse, a few steps from the four hundred foot drop in this gorgeous, terrifying place? The radiance has gone from his llife, but we do not know how or why.
The Light Keeper is set in and around the real Georgian lighthouse at Belle Tout on the South Downs, in a dramatic landscape known the whole world over. The white faces of the Seven Sisters rise from the waves, a series of high chalk cliffs with a primal beauty. We are close to Beachy Head, where the lost and lonely come to end their lives, but this is a story of hope, redemption and love.
Cole Moreton writes with a poetic beauty and a very sharp eye. Mesmerising and lyrical, he creates atmosphere you can breathe and emotion that can shred your heart
A beautifully haunting read. Evocative, spiritual and deeply immersive.
Cole writes with human warmth and bittersweet emotion. I loved this.
[On 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.
[On MY FATHER WAS A HERO] A masterpiece. As good as anything you will read this year or next.
[On IS GOD STILL AN ENGLISHMAN?] You stay with Moreton because you can’t bear to jump off. He dazzles, has verve, holds your eye; this charismatic, hypnotic celebrant.