Prepare to meet some of the most famous people you’ve never heard of! This thrilling collection of real-life stories highlights the circus performers who visited the Isle of Man during the Victorian tourist boom. Packed with factual detail, the book introduces trapeze artists, acrobats, strongmen, clowns and jesters, equestrians, rope walkers and a whole cast of background characters who brought these extraordinary spectacles to life. Extra features include a glossary of circus language and a ‘what happened next’ at the end of each chapter. A fascinating insight into a little known aspect of Manx entertainment history.

Obbyr Chlooidee

Books and illustrated notecards celebrating unusual aspects of the Isle of Man, all produced by Manx writer/artist Sue King.

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