Philip Robinson

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Gender MALE
Location Greyabbey, County Down, N. Ireland, United Kingdom
Introduction I was born and raised in east Antrim, Northern Ireland. Married to Helen, with one son (Fergus) and two daughters, Amy and Beth. Been living in the Ards Peninsula, Co. Down for 25 years now. I used to work as a Curator at the Ulster Folk Museum. Got that job on the strength of a Ph.D on the 17th century Plantation of Ulster. Main academic interests were vernacular houses, Irish and Ulster-Scots (Scotch-Irish)folklore and the Ulster-Plantation. Now pensioned off as an office trouble-maker, and in retirement have published 4 novels, 2 books of poems and 2 children's books (and do a bit of adult teaching, including a year as Arts Council 'Ulster-Scots Writer in the Community'). In politics, post-party (not quite anarchist - yet!) and in religion, post-denominational.
Interests Creative Writing, Creation, Local History, Comedy, Folklife, Family, Traditional Culture, Building stone walls, Square Dancing, Meaning of Life, Singing, Gospel, Brass Bands, Guitar, Politics, Causes, Ulster-Scots, Ulster Plantation, Post-denominalisationism, Trying to focus on one interest at a time.
Favorite Books Salvation on Sand Mountain (Dennis Covington), Hidden Valley, Orange Rhymes with Everything (Adrian McKinty), Atonement (Ian McEwan), The Third Policeman (Flann O'Brian), Hack (John Burns), Bible (especially those NT books written by John), Pilgrim's Regress (C S Lewis), That Hideous Strength (C S Lewis), East of Eden (John Steinbeck).