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Philip set out the historical context and his reasons for attempting to prove a point. I found myself moving from scepticism towards acceptance. Philip's use of humour helped to hold the audience and he provoked some good questions at the end. I would rank it among the best of our talks this year. 

Secretary, Mere Historical Society, Dec 2023

The Chulmleigh Society recently had a most interesting talk given by Philip Beale on the Phoenicians and their links with the Americas. We were all very impressed by his knowledge, spirit of adventure and the fluency of his speaking combined with humour and impressive visual aids.

Chair, Chulmleigh & District Historical Society, Feb 2024


Winner of a Cedar Award 2023

Congratulations to Philip on winning a Cedar Award 2023 from the Irish Lebanese Cultural Foundation for Outstanding Achievement in writing Atlantic BC. 

'The Awards is a tradition created by the Foundation to honour remarkable personalities of the Lebanese Community, and further cultural achievers, who impacted on the promulgation of Lebanese Heritage or the promotion of Lebanon'

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Shortlisted to the final 3 of the Dorchester Literary Festival's West Country Writing Prize.

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