Isle of Man: Manx Gaelic Book Review - Paloma

A close working relationship between the Manx Language Development Officer at Culture Vannin and the Irish Language Editor of The Irish Times has resulted in the release of the first of a trio of new books in Manx Gaelic.

Paloma was written by Pól Ó Muiri (aforementioned editor) and charts the story of a young female Garda, Paloma Pettigrew, who relocates to the peaceful Irish countryside. But she soon encounters unexpected problems and finds herself solving a complicated and dangerous crime.

The book is aimed at students who have a good understanding of the Manx language but looking to improve their skills in this area.

Produced by Adrian Cain, the Manx Language Development Officer for Culture Vannin, Paloma has been translated by Natalie Nic Shim (who also translated The Gruffalo) with accompanying footnotes and a CD of the story to encourage good pronunciation.

Available from Culture Vannin priced £7.

Valerie Caine
© March 2014

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