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  “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay
where you are.” JP Morgan, Financier
 
What is a Loaghtan?
  Loaghtan Manx Lamb  
  A loaghtan is a Manx sheep. Once
seen they are rarely forgotten, which
is why we chose it as a symbol of
our publishing house.
 
  The word can be spelt in various
ways but is pronounced roughly
loch-tun. The sheep are small, always
brown, hardy lack wool on their legs
and face and have four or
occasionally six horns, which
is greedy.
 
  The Loaghtan, together with breeds
such as the Soay, are the nearest
modern equivalent of prehistoric
sheep. So now you know.
 
  Who are we?
Tired of being ignored by publishers, many
of whom who didn’t seem to know what they
were doing, Sara Goodwins and George Hobbs
decided to set up Loaghtan Books to see
whether they could do any better.

A freelance writer and editor for well over
twenty years with over 1,000 articles and several
books to her credit, Sara has always tried to
provide her readers with something entertaining
and hopefully instructive. She writes on a wide
variety of subjects but insists on researching
thoroughly whatever she writes about; anything
less would be to cheat her readers. She
particularly loves the quirky and unusual,
which brings us neatly to…

…George. He has had to put up with Sara for most of her career as, in addition to being the photographer (and brains) of the team, he’s also
her husband. Poor man. Widely travelled his photographs have appeared in a number of publications on both sides of the Atlantic, and occasionally in the Far East. Australia has yet to
be conquered! His images frequently, although
not always, support and enhance his wife’s work.

Together they hope that Loaghtan Books will provide its readers with quality books at an affordable price.

And, no, they’re not providing you with pictures
of themselves, as they think that what they look like is irrelevant to the quality of their work. Besides they aspire to an air of mystery.
Probably erroneously.

They do hope you enjoy reading their books.


Links you might find useful and interesting: www.isle-of-man.com/manxnotebook/history/agricul/loghtan.htm

 
 

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