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Hope shines brightest in the dark
It’s 1870. A tragic shipwreck exposes the destitution of wreckers surviving on the West Coast of Scotland, who depend on looting merchant sea folk for their survival. Two men, brought together by circumstance learn to break with tradition and follow their dreams of love and literature. One of the men a brilliant young writer is inspired to produce such famous works as Treasure Island, Kidnapped and the Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
A nested story or 19th-century lighthouse building, the grim realities of poverty and the discovery of a new reason to love tell the tale of how ordinary people’s destiny is changed when a lamplighter appears in their lives. It is the story of technological and human endeavour that displaces the darkness of oppression with hope that lights they way to a new world of justice and kindness.
A dark comedy about discontented Georgina, who visits her estranged sister, Poppy, in the Scottish Borders to find she is dying of cancer. Dredging through menopause and unapologetically abrupt towards her, Georgina selfishly plans a ‘fun’ boat trip despite Poppy’s weakened condition and her husband’s resistance.
Old wounds open up and new secrets are revealed as they clash about their current and past life decisions. Georgina revives her rivalrous feelings towards a forgiving yet fading Poppy, who in turn has sworn to keep a lurid secret all the way till the end.