Loftus – The Hall of Dreams
Loftus Hall, on the wind-swept Hook peninsula is a three-storey nine-bay mansion rebuilt in 1871, which incorporates parts of an older medieval residence built in the time of the black death and the previous late 17th century house of the Loftus family. A fine example of Irish Palladianism, Loftus Hall harbours countless trapped, tortured spirits and is a known site of psychic disturbances. Here, powers of darkness dwell with innocence, amid the hopeless insanity of a young girl who died of a broken heart. The definitive study on the Loftus Demesne and its past comes to life in a story based on research, facts and paranormal experiences. Evidence and comprehensive historical research are intertwined with popular myth and beautiful images of Irish architecture. This book uncovers all that lay hidden beneath its abandoned walls and has not been forgotten. In silence, the house speaks through these pages and ultimately, tells its true story. Loftus - The Hall of Dreams is a lavish book and collector’s item. This large luxurious volume measuring 298mm x 258mm, hand sewn and with quarter binding, has been lovingly created with great attention to detail. It is available as a signed limited edition only, with a cloth embossed hard cover which features the Loftus coat of arms and silver-foil stamping on the spine. Our big “black book” contains 116 black and white haunting figurative photographs measuring 255mm x 205mm with a striking layout of text/colour imagery as a gothic story that speaks of immortal love, loss, the mysteries of the Otherworld, ancient secrets and the depths of the human spirit. The fonts chosen for the cover and some of the inside pages are reminiscent of the actual handwriting of relevant Loftus family members as seen in the original family documents which date back to almost 300 years ago. It is printed on 170gsm art silk paper. The dark secrets bound within the 304 pages that make up this book in total provide a unique insight on the untold story behind Ireland’s most haunted house within a historical and psychical research context. Similarly to the construction of Loftus Hall, no expenses have been spared in the pursuit of creating a beautiful and treasured object that will be a pleasure to own and handle.
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