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wittiest men that could be picked out of all civil countries.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
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  A picture of a stone carver  
  Cross Purposes
An introduction to mediaeval Manx crosses
 
  Our latest book and a welcome
addition to our occasional series
of short guides.
 
  The Isle of Man is noted for is its
collection of carved stone crosses.
Christian symbols which carry the
sagas and language of pagan Viking
invaders.
 
  For centuries they stood majestically
in the landscape braving the weather
and changing fashions. Often they
were the most striking man-made
features in the Manx countryside.
Today most of the ancient crosses
have been given sheltered
accommodation in their old age.
 
  Yet, for something so famous quite
a lot is still unknown about them.
Who raised them and why?
How were they carved?
Where did the stone come from?
What do they mean?
And do other countries have similar
memorials?
 
  This book explores and explains the
stories behind these enigmas of
the Manx landscape.
 
   
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Click on any of the catalogue heading buttons below to view books in this section.
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Cross Purposes
Port Erin: past & present
A Manx A-B-C-Dery
A Brief History Of the Isle of Man (Revised)
Manx Electric Railway: Past & Present
A Young Manx History
By Whing to Port Soderick
Three Legs Good
Things to do with Vikings
Stops Along the Manx Electric Railway
Tim's Wars
A Cog in the Wheel
Invading America
Dear Ray

Biography button
My Year as Manx Bard
Tim's Wars SALE
What Nobody Sees
A Cog in the Wheel
Invading America
Dear Ray

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Tram Tales of the Manx Electric Railway, stories 1-3
Power, Poles & Platelaying
The Really Big Surprise
Stick to Safety
Something on the Line
Manx Electric Railway: Past & Present
By Whing to Port Soderick OUT OF PRINT
Stops Along the Manx Electric Railway

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Manx Transport Colouring Book
Tram Tales of the Manx Electric Railway, stories 1-3
The Really Big Surprise
Stick to Safety
Something on the Line
A Young Manx History
Things to do with Vikings

Short Story button

Cross Purposes
A Manx A-B-C-Dery
Two Fish for the Summit
Mann with Altitude
Three Legs Good
Things to do with Vikings
Sites & Stories
A De-tailed Account of Manx Cats

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My Year as Manx Bard
Sites & Stories
What Nobody Sees


 
 

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