From the Lighthouse

Selected Writings

by Paul L McGregor



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/28/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 140
ISBN : 9781480831933
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 140
ISBN : 9781480831940
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 140
ISBN : 9781480831957

About the Book

From a back garden near Liverpool to the borders of Afghanistan, from Moscow to New York, author Paul L. McGregor takes us on a journey of discovery through fiction and journalism.

A son of the working class, he presents narratives that combine fictional portraits of those who today would be called underprivileged with journalistic pieces whose countercultural commentaries offer a reminder of long-lost and much-maligned cultural, spiritual, and personal values. In these tales, McGregor recalls his parents, his childhood home, and his working-class neighbourhood in England; the collapse of the workers’ paradise in Russia; and meeting the saintly Fr. Ho Lung in Kingston, Jamaica. Riding a bus to the Mexican border an ex-convict gives him a lesson in dignity, and centuries-old frescoes in Italy lead him to reflect on what future awaits the Western world.

By turns poetic and whimsical, this insightful collection of stories describes one man’s quest to sail off into the world and share the adventure.

About the Author

Paul L. McGregor was born in Dublin in 1955. He graduated from the University of Oxford in 1978 with a degree in modern history and modern languages. He has lived and worked in France, Belgium, Russia, Azerbaijan, Central Asia, and Lebanon. He now lives in New York where he works as an interpreter. He interpreted for Pope Benedict XVl at the United Nations in 2008 and for Pope Francis in 2015.