“Mining his family roots in the west of Ireland and his Catholic upbringing in Berkshire, A Murmuration is a moving meditation on heritage and identity, exploring the notion of landscape as a mirror that changes as it marks the changes in us. Probing his loss of faith and the conversion of his daughter to Islam, the masterpieces of Bruegel and the existential lessons of wildlife documentaries, Cooke’s lyrical insight and precision makes the personal universal.”
Asked how he felt about such an endorsement, David replied, “…they do sound enthusiastic and the last sentence is very flattering. So all in all, I’m pretty chuffed.”
And so are we, David. So are we!
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