The Isle of Man (Illustrated)

The Isle of Man (Illustrated)

by Agnes Herbert
     
 

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Fresh from her triumphs in the mighty hunting-grounds of Somaliland and Alaska, Miss Herbert comes to the tiny, but, as her book shows, the happy, hunting-ground of the Isle of Man. Manx-men and Manx-women are her quarry, not lions and bears.

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Fresh from her triumphs in the mighty hunting-grounds of Somaliland and Alaska, Miss Herbert comes to the tiny, but, as her book shows, the happy, hunting-ground of the Isle of Man. Manx-men and Manx-women are her quarry, not lions and bears.

To me the chief charm in a charming book are the keen, yet loving and delicate, appreciation of the people and their country, and the intimate and humorous description of their manners and customs; an appreciation and a description possible only to one who, like Miss Herbert, was brought up amongst them. There is, however, much besides this. Archaeology, Folklore, and the Herring Fishery are lightly and pleasantly dealt with. Even the Serbonian bog of Manx history is not shunned, and, in the manner of Waldron of old, is enlivened with apt anecdote and illustration. It is clear, nevertheless, that Miss Herbert leaves the Duke of Athol and his congeners with relief, and that she gleefully betakes herself to the more congenial society of the Phynnodderee, the Glashtin, and the Buggane.

It is a book which should appeal to the visitor, who, though not a student of things Manx, wants something more than a guide-book. It will certainly appeal to the native, who will promptly enroll Miss Herbert in the little band which, in the words of our beloved poet, Tom Brown, endeavours "To unlock the treasures of the island heart; With loving feet to trace each hill and glen, And find the ore that is not for the mart of commerce."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015598513
Publisher:
Balefire Publishing
Publication date:
10/12/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
375
Sales rank:
503,294
File size:
13 MB
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