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  Manx Myths, Mysteries &

  By Robert Kelly  
  Do you know what a Vitascope clock
is? Or where you can find the
remains of the Manx flax industry?
Or what was the meaning behind
Mabelreign? Robert Kelly does!
  Manx born and bred, Robert spent
his entire life researching and writing
about the Isle of Man, and amassed
a huge fund of fascinating and
little-known information.
  Sadly Robert died in 2018, but this
collection of some of his unpublished
work reminds us not only of his
erudition and delight in detail, but
also his love of the myriad stories
which contribute to the identity of
his homeland.
  Whether he’s writing about
repurposing a concrete ship or the
history of the Douglas mace, Robert
Kelly writes with wit, individuality
and style.
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So did we!

To rectify that we at Loaghtan Books keep our prices as low as possible and the quality of our books as high as we can.

We are a small but growing independent
publishing house, founded to produce the sort
of books we want to read but can’t find elsewhere.
At the moment we publish only factual books,
but in the future, who knows…?

We don’t restrict ourselves to specialising in
certain subjects, preferring to base our books on what readers tell us interest them. Whatever the subject each publication is researched thoroughly and imaginatively illustrated. Our books aim equally at education, illumination and entertainment or, to put it another way, learning and fun.

Some of our books are based on unique historic material; manuscripts and photographs not previously published to which we have added commentary so that our readers can understand allusions in the text not obvious to modern eyes.

Other books are completely new, researched and written in house or by authors whose standards are as high as our own.

In this digital age, information can be can be seen
by thousands merely at the click of the mouse.
But how accurate is it? And who checks that it’s true? At Loaghtan Books we check. We verify everything we publish. And accuracy needn’t
be stuffy and boring. Look at our book pages
to find out.


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