Story from Stone
This book is inspired by Ballure Chapel in Ramsey and its ‘graveyard for strangers’. Many of the people buried there were not Manx-born but came to the Island from all over the world.
The authors have researched the lives of 40 of these ‘strangers’, drawing inspiration from the few headstones that remain and intriguingly brief burial records. Using real events in the strangers’ lives the authors have brought each person vividly to life.
Their stories span four centuries from a woman born in 1739 who gave birth to 16 children to an alluring Havana socialite who died in 2015.
Illustrated throughout by Jo Davies, this book combines fact with fiction to tell the social history of this community.
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