About the site

This website has been created to make available and to celebrate the literature of the Isle of Man. It has been made possible through a grant provided by Island of Culture.

Many of the texts have been kindly supplied for digitisation by Manx National Heritage. Nearly all of the images have also been kindly supplied by Manx National Heritage.

Please be aware that the texts on this website are presented in their original unedited form. Some texts may contain language or beliefs now understood to be offensive or unacceptable.


Most of the images used and most of the information about the texts and authors on this website comes from the Manx National Heritage’s iMuseum:


Further information was sourced from the materials available on the following websites:

Some of the many other resources used to create the information on this site include the following:

  • Hall Caine: Portrait of a Victorian Romancer, by Vivian Allen, Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1997
  • A New History of the Isle of Man, Volume V: The Modern Period, 1830 – 1999, ed. John Belchem, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2000
  • Letters of T. E. Brown, ed. Sidney T. Irwin, London: Archibald Constable & Co., 1900
  • My Story by Hall Caine, London: Heinemann, 1908
  • ”Gossamer that Floats in the Country’: Manx Folklore in Literature Related to the Isle of Man’ by Ulla Corkill, Isle of Man Natural History and Antiquarian Society Proceedings, Vol. XI No. 4, 2003-2005, 2007, pp. 507 – 526
  • A Bibliographical Account of Works Relating to the Isle of Man – William Cubbon, Vol. II, London: Oxford University Press, 1939
  • ‘Three Remarkable Churchmen’ by Mona Douglas, Chapter 10 of This is Ellan Vannin, Douglas: Times Press, 1965, pp. 29–31
  • New Manx Worthies, ed. Dollin Kelly, Douglas: Manx National Heritage, 2006
  • Hall Caine: The Man and the Novelist by C. Fred Kenyon, London: Greening and Co., 1901
  • “Restoring to Use Our Almost-Forgotten Dances”: The Collection and Revival of Manx Folk Song and Dance by Mona Douglas, ed. Stephen Miller, Onchan: Chiollagh Books, 2004
  • ‘Ellan Sheeant: Ireland and Mona Douglas’ Mannin’ by Breesha Maddrell, Béaloideas 75 (2007), pp. 24 – 47
  • Of Demolition and Reconstruction: A Comparative Reading of Manx Cultural Revivals‘ by Breesha Maddrell, E-Keltoi: Journal of Interdisciplinary Celtic Studies 2 (2006) pp. 133 – 163
  • ‘Speaking from the Shadows: Sophia Morrison and the Manx Cultural Revival’, Breesha Maddrell, Folklore, Vol. 113, No. 2 (Oct. 2002)
  • The Folklore of the Isle of Man by A. W. Moore, Douglas: Brown & Son, 1891
  • Two Men of Manxland by Samuel Norris, Douglas: Norris Modern Press, 1947
  • ‘Cushag: An Appreciation’ by Constance Radcliffe, in Them ‘Oul Times: Poems by Cushag, Edited and Published by Constance Radcliffe, 1993, pp. i–iii

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