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Balnahawin: Including Flos Ellerays Holiday John Quine

Balnahawin: Including Flos Ellerays Holiday

John Quine

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A story set in a time of immemorial age. Beautiful description of an Island - The Isle of Man - its main towns and people, in an era of travel on rough tracks of some antiquity, exclusively by horse or on foot.Canon John Quine was adept at thisMoreA story set in a time of immemorial age. Beautiful description of an Island - The Isle of Man - its main towns and people, in an era of travel on rough tracks of some antiquity, exclusively by horse or on foot.Canon John Quine was adept at this style of writing, as in his most notable published novel The Captain of The Parish.This story, a recently discovered unpublished gem, written in the early 1900s, allows the reader to envisage the hardship and complexity of a simple life in the various locations, with great clarity.Flos Ellerays holiday gives us some information as to the main character - Caesar Cliff, and raises questions which are answered later, including why, although Caesar Cliff had completed his law studies, he decides to go back to Balnahawin and work on the land, and why he feels a certain loneliness.Going back into Caesars past, we learn how gracious lines and pearly limbs of young ladies influence Caesar, and the story continues with the Castle Ball, an intriguing conundrum, jealousy, bancruptcy, and how Caesar deals with a storm at sea, all entwined in a story of romance. But will it have a happy ending?There is a great deal of the Islands history hidden in this story, waiting to be discovered.Julie (editor)