Hartford helps conjure a Manx fairytale for charity

Friday 16th April 2021 |

Hartford Homes is proud to announce it will support the publishing of a new children’s book for charity, “PINK: The Adventures of a Manx Fairy".

Written by retired local teacher, Rob Cowley, the story follows Anais, a young girl who receives a magical visitor: a beautiful pink fairy called Jasmine, who arrives with her grandmother all the way from the mysterious Isle of Man.

Inspired by Rob’s granddaughter and her love of all things pink and sparkly, the tale is a fantastical adventure perfect for bedtime reading, brimming with excitement, Manx fairy-folk and unicorns. The story will feature an array of vibrant illustrations by Karmen St John-Cain, a talented 14-year-old artist with Asperger's.

The charity book marks the second collaboration between Rob and Karmen. Their first story together, ”No Entry”, was published in 2019 and went on to raise over £1000 for Autism in Mann.

Due for release mid-late May, "PINK: The Adventures of a Manx Fairy” will be published by Bunch Creative and supported by the Isle of Man Arts Council, Hartford Homes and Patricia Wild Opticians.

The book will be available online and through a number of Isle of Man bookshops. All funds raised from the sale will go directly towards local charity, Breast Cancer Now.

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