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A Brief History of the Isle of Man (Edition 2)

A Brief History of the Isle of Man (Edition 2)

Author: Sara Goodwins

Pages: 160 Size: 17cm x 24cm Paperback

12.95

With parliamentary traditions introduced by the Vikings, the Isle of Man was the first country to give women the vote. Much of its public transport hasn't changed since Victoria was on the throne, yet the island is the fifth in the space race. Famed for its motorcycle racing and tailless cats, it's still traditional to greet people when crossing the Fairy Bridge.

In the middle of the Irish Sea, the Isle of man has been drawn into the politics of the surrounding islands, yet maintains its own traditions, language and way of life.

It is this proud history of the Manx and their island which this book celebrates.
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Melbourne Bound - From the Neb to the Yarra

Melbourne Bound - From the Neb to the Yarra

Author: Barbara Greenwood

Pages: 121 Size; 15cm x 24cm Paperback

14.95

"Eureka! We have gold - gold in abundance!"

So proclaimed the Geelong Advertiser in July 1851. *It was news that travelled fast, and, with the promise of riches, two small boats, built on the River Neb in Peel, made the hazardous journey to the River Yarra in Melbourne, Australia.

This engaging book is their story and provides a faithful and lively account of the journeys of these two ships, Vixen and Peveril, showing just how remarkable their expeditions were. It is no wonder that the descendants of those involved are so proud of their forebears, or that their exploits are still talked about in both countries.

The author is the two times great grand daughter of John Mylchreest, the first master of the Peveril
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Letters From South Africa

Letters From South Africa

Author: Philip Moore

Pages: 154 Size: 25cm x 17cm Paperback

9.99

We are fortunate that the extraordinary body of correspondence, written over a lifetime, from the notable Manx emigrant Philip Moore to his brother George has survived, and that David Moore has seen fit to publish extracts from his uncle's letters.

They tell a fascinating tale, recounting how this member of a talented Manx family of modest means was enabled, by his brother's generosity in funding his education, to fly his Isle of Man nest and soar to great heights in the worlds of finance and politics in South Africa.

His perspective of both South Africa and UK politics and his keen interest in the happenings in Tynwald will engross readership in the country he made his home as well as the land of his birth.

The mention of other Manx men and women in this very readable volume will be of interest to many island families whose predecessors were compelled by desire or, more often, necessity to leave our shores,

Though Philip Moore spent his life in South Africa his fondness for his family and friends permeates his letters reflecting his pride in being first, foremost and always a Manxman.
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The Wonders of Mann

The Wonders of Mann

Author: Charles Guard

Pages: 116 Size: 21cm x 27cm Paperback

12.50

The Isle of Man has been inhabited for nearly 10,000 years. During that time some remarkable structures have been created. The earliest remains are just simple flint tools for hunting and cooking, but during the Bronze and Iron Ages the islanders created some impressive monuments, many of which survive today.
As civilisation developed, the island's inhabitants started building defensive structures such as forts and castles, and religious buildings such as keeills and churches.

Nowadays, by a twist of fate, the Isle of Man is guardian to some extraordinary relics of the past such a the biggest waterwheel in the world, a unique camera obscura, the oldest surviving electric tram system, the world's only horse tram system, the world's oldest continuous parliament, and much else besides.

This book is a celebration of all these wonders, natural and man-made.
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Lonan - A Collection of Images Through the Years

Lonan - A Collection of Images Through the Years

Author: Andrew Scarffe

Pages: 76 Size: 21cm x 21cm Paperback

9.95

From remote upper hills, through green and fertile lower lying farmland, to precipitous coastal cliffs, the parish of Lonan contains some of the most beautiful and dramatic scenery on the Isle of Man.

This album takes the reader on a photographic journey through the parish, from the cliffs of Bulgham Bay in the north to the narrow gauge railway at Groudle Glen in the south; through agriculture, mining and transport; summer tourists to deep winter snows. Rarley seen images from over one hundred years ago are complemented by more recent views, the vast majority of which have never been previously published
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Those Were the Days Volume 4 - More Collected Images from the Isle of Man's Past

Those Were the Days Volume 4 - More Collected Images from the Isle of Man's Past

Author: Richard Davis

Pages: 96 Size: 21cm x 21cm Hardback

16.95

This volume continues the theme of the previous three volumes by responding to requests from readers to include scenes that have undergone great alterations over the years and to feature images of shops and other premises that disappeared some time ago.

Always of interest is the area around Douglas Harbour and along the promenades and the opportunity has been taken to add some images taken when this area was in the process of dramatic change.

The pictures have been collated from the archives of Manx Press Pictures, the Keig Collection, the iMuseum and from the author's own collection.
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Manx Tholtans Volume 1

Manx Tholtans Volume 1

Author: Ray Kelly

Pages: 144 Size: 28cm x 22cm Hardback

19.95

This wonderful photographic journey explores some of the remaining 'Tholtans' (a Manx word describing the ruins of old homes),

Local historian and photographer Ray Kelly has been documenting these hidden treasures for many years and this volume presents some of his favourites. As well as being a fascinating and photogenic subject, these buildings also paint a picture of Manx life as it was in past times - truly a voyage exploring aspects of Manx culture and heritage which are fast disappearing.

To complement the history of these buildings, the author has also collected a number of uniquely Manx tales, told here with humour and passion.
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The Struggle for Manx Democracy

The Struggle for Manx Democracy

Author: Robert Fyson

Pages: 269 Size: 18cm x 24cm Paperback

14.99

Was Manx democracy invented by the Vikings? Or can it be attributed to a few courageous men and women in the Victorian era, including two newspaper editors, one a teetotal Methodist, the other a Liverpudlian of slave descent - both gaoled for their principles - a Manchester female suffragist, and a depressed Deemster who died by his own hand?

The author reproduces James Brown’s newly-rediscovered prison diary in full, and traces a series of events which were far from predictable - including the introduction of votes for women, in which the Isle of Man led the world.

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The Hammer of Thor: The Impact of the 1st World War on the People of the Isle of Man

The Hammer of Thor: The Impact of the 1st World War on the People of the Isle of Man

Author: Patricia Skillicorn

Pages: 245 Size: 24cm x 21cm Paperback

15.00

In August 1914, thousands of men and women in the Isle of Man lined the streets of the island's towns to cheer with patriotic fervour as their menfolk marched off to war. Four years later in July 1918 thousands were again on the streets but this time in an explosion of anger against their elected representatives.

What had happened in those four years to cause such unrest?

The First World War placed immense pressure on the Isle of Man because of the island's constitutional position as a Crown Depependency. The existence of Tynwald gave the island a degree of Home Rule but by 1918 this concept was in danger.

The intransigent Lord Raglan, Members of the House of Keys, Samuel Norris and his fiery women supporters, the labour radicals , conscientious obejectors and others all had their part to play in the events of 1918 which propelled the Isle of Man into the modernised twentieth-century world.
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Chronicles of Man Volume 1 - Illustrated History 1900-1939

Chronicles of Man Volume 1 - Illustrated History 1900-1939

Author: Edited By: Miles Cowsill and Sue Woolley

Pages: 160 Size 22cm x 28cm Hardback

18.50

This new three volumes edition of the Chronicles of Man is based on the concept originally broadcast by Manx Radio and the news items of each year are presented in the style of news bulletins. The annual news is supported by in-depth features which have been prepared by a team of Manx historians, journalists and experts in their fields.

Combined, the three volumes in the series, cover 115 years of history and include a wealth of outstanding photographs which help to illustrate the many interesting events and historical occasions of the Isle of Man.

These new and revised editions of Chronicles of Man have been edited by Miles Cowsill and Sue Woolley and include major worldwide news events for each year to enhance and accompany the more local Island news coverage.

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Chronicles of Man Volume 2 - Illustrated History 1940 - 1971

Chronicles of Man Volume 2 - Illustrated History 1940 - 1971

Author: Edited By: Miles Cowsill and Sue Woolley

Pages: 192 Size 22cm x 28cm Hardback

18.50

This new three volumes edition of the Chronicles of Man is based on the concept originally broadcast by Manx Radio and the news items of each year are presented in the style of news bulletins. The annual news is supported by in-depth features which have been prepared by a team of Manx historians, journalists and experts in their fields.

Combined, the three volumes in the series, cover 115 years of history and include a wealth of outstanding photographs which help to illustrate the many interesting events and historical occasions of the Isle of Man.

These new and revised editions of Chronicles of Man have been edited by Miles Cowsill and Sue Woolley and include major worldwide news events for each year to enhance and accompany the more local Island news coverage.

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Chronicles of Man Volume 3 - Illustrated History 1972 - 2014

Chronicles of Man Volume 3 - Illustrated History 1972 - 2014

Author: Edited By: Miles Cowsill and Sue Woolley

Pages: 224 Size: 22cm x 28cm Hardback

18.50

This new three volumes edition of the Chronicles of Man is based on the concept originally broadcast by Manx Radio and the news items of each year are presented in the style of news bulletins. The annual news is supported by in-depth features which have been prepared by a team of Manx historians, journalists and experts in their fields.

Combined, the three volumes in the series, cover 115 years of history and include a wealth of outstanding photographs which help to illustrate the many interesting events and historical occasions of the Isle of Man.

These new and revised editions of Chronicles of Man have been edited by Miles Cowsill and Sue Woolley and include major worldwide news events for each year to enhance and accompany the more local Island news coverage.

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Isle of Man Postal History of 20th Century Internment Mail

Isle of Man Postal History of 20th Century Internment Mail

Author: Bernard Osborne

Pages: 180 Size: 21cm x 30cm Hardback

29.95

This is the first book to ever be published about the Isle of Man postal history of internment mail and is fully illustrated throughout and incorporates related banknotes, maps and postcards. It will appeal to the collector of this fascinating aspect of Manx postal history as well as anyone interested in Isle of Man interment during the First and Second World Wars.

With 2015 being the 100th Anniversary of the commencement of the First World War, it is fitting that this book is published in 2015 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Knockaloe Post Office. It was the only such post office within the First and Second World Wars that was a fully functioning post office operated by the British Post Office and as such it illustrated the upheaval to tens of thousands of civilian 'aliens' caught up in the conflict and interned in the Isle of Man.

The publisher of the book, The Isle of Man Postal History Society, hopes that this book will be of interest to not only the philatelic historian but to all people with an interest in Manx historyduring what was such a turbulent time in the affairs of the world.
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A Young Manx History

A Young Manx History

Author: Sara Goodwins

Pages: 60 Size: 21cm x 21cm Paperback

8.95

Did you know that Mann was once ruled by a dwarf?
Or that the monks of Rushen Abbey had their own fleet of ships?
Or that the first human flea in Britian was discovered on the Isle of Man?

This book gives a whistlestop tour of all the important bits of Manx history (as well as some which are fascinating for all the wrong reasons).

With lots of colour cartoon illustrations throughout, this history book will interest children of all ages. Adults may enjoy it too....!
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Three Legs Good - The Story Behind the Manx Triskelion

Three Legs Good - The Story Behind the Manx Triskelion

Author: Sara Goodwins

Pages: 28 Size: 21cm x 21cm Paperback

4.95

Eye-catching, attractive and extremely unusual, the Three Legs of Man are proudly displayed all over the Isle of Man. Appearing on flags and buildings, painted on boats, reproduced in stained glass, carved in wood and cut out of metal, the three legs run in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colours. But where do they come from? What's the story behind them? Which way should they be running? This book, fully illustrated in colour, provides the answers to these frequently asked questions.
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Knockaloe Internment Camp - 100 Years of History

Knockaloe Internment Camp - 100 Years of History

Author: Rosalind Stimpson & Stephen Hall

Pages: 96 Size 19cm x 23cm Paperback

16.00

Originally built in 1914 to accommodate 5,000 aliens and a guard of at least 500, then an additional 5,000 interns in May 1915 (and further additions as the war continued), Knockaloe eventually grew to a size holding approximately 23,000 internees. The inmates of the camp proved eternally creative and a record of some of their achievements is presented in this volume. Along with photographs and artwork ranging from painting to printed postcards and other craft items, this book illuminates the history of Knockaloe Internment Camp using examples from the unique collection of Stephen Hall.
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Isle of Man in the Great War

Isle of Man in the Great War

Author: Caroline Smith

Pages: 112 Size 23cm x 16cm Paperback

9.99

In August 1914, the Isle of Man was in the middle of a very successful summer season. The tourist industry was crucial to the island, but suddenly holiday-makers left and the Steam Packet vessels that normally brought them were requisitioned. The future was uncertain for those who relied on the season and their pleas for assistance were ignored. For some, the cost of living became impossibly high and without the welfare measures that had been brought about in Britain, many faced destitution. Others however, particularly farmers and those involved with the internment camps, would find war very profitable. The divisions between rich and poor grew creating much social disaffection and a bitter battle for reform was fought. As arguments raged over conscription, taxation, the economy and the housing of enemy aliens, the personalities of the period came to prominence. The unprecedented scenes of direct action and several dramatic court cases are brought to life in this account of how the island began its path to progress.

The Isle of Man played an important role in World War One, supplying troops and vessels and running special camps for the internment of enemy. 8,261 men enlisted in the armed forces, which was 82.3% of the Isle of Man's male population of military age. Of these, 1,165 gave their lives and 987 were wounded.

The experience of war significantly impacted on the Island, from the initial enthusiasm for sorting out the German Kaiser in time for Christmas 1914, to the gradual realization of the enormity of human sacrifice the families of the Isle were committed to as the war stretched out over the next four years.
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Laxey - Home to the World's Largest Working Waterwheel

Laxey - Home to the World's Largest Working Waterwheel

Author: Andrew Scarffe

Pages: 96 Size 21cm x 21cm Hardback

16.95

Laxey or Laksaa in Manx, is a village on the east coast of the Isle of Man. Its name has been derived from the Old Norse Laxa meaning 'Salmon River'. Local historian Andrew Scarffe has researched this publication and gives the reader a wonderful insight to Laxey in the bygone years. The author has written a brief history of the village and its surrounding districts, together with an overview of the popular historical sights which are now visited by thousands of people a year, accumulating this together with a wealth photographs and captions.


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Those Were the Days Volume 3 - More Collected Images from the Isle of Man's Past

Those Were the Days Volume 3 - More Collected Images from the Isle of Man's Past

Author: Richard Davis

Pages: 96 Size 21cm x 21cm Hardback

16.95

OUT OF PRINT AND NO LONGER AVAILABLE

The third book in the series from local historian Richard Davis. After the success of the first two volumes this book follows on with more photographs from the Keig collection and other sources from around the island. A great book to reminisce of places and times that have changed beyond recognition-like the front cover, or are still recognisable through the scenery or careful modernisation of the buildings.


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Ramsey - A Collection of Images Through the Years

Ramsey - A Collection of Images Through the Years

Author: Sue Woolley & Miles Cowsill

Pages: 96 Size 21cm x 21cm Paperback

14.95

This book brings together a wealth of images past and present.

Because of its geographical location, it is often regarded as a place set apart from the rest of the Island. Those born and bred in Ramsey have a fierce pride and attachment to the place and, no matter how far they travel, it will always be 'home'. The book illuminates what it is that makes Ramsey so unique and inspires such devotion.

The book does not claim to be a detailed history of the town, but to give an insight into its rich history over the last 130 years.
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Things To Do With Vikings

Things To Do With Vikings

Author: Sara Goodwins

Pages: 32 Size: 21cm x 21cm Paperback

5.95

Three facts you may not know about Vikings: They liked bathing - They kept pet cats - They didn't have horned helmets.

Warriors sailing over mighty seas to conquer new and strange lands - Vikings were very impressive. Yet who were these invaders from the North? Why did they come? What were they like and how did they live? This book helps you try Viking navigation, or Viking knitting, or make Viking feast bread. Grettir's Saga, written by Vikings about their culture says "he knows most who has tried most". This book helps readers try.
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Those Were the Days Volume Two More Collected Images from the Isle of Man's Past

Those Were the Days Volume Two More Collected Images from the Isle of Man's Past

Author: Richard Davis

Pages: 96 Size: 21cm x 21cm Paperback

14.95

This book is mostly made up of images from ther Keig archives. Keig's the photographers were established in 1860 and over the years they built up an impressive collection of pictures reflecting many aspects of the Isle of Man.

The absence of public transport in Keig's early years meant that many of the older photos tend to centre on Douglas.

Many of the images in this volume have been taken from original glass negatives, some dating back more than 150 years, and, unsurprisingly, some of the negatives have become scratched or have blemishes due to age.

Following high-definition scanning, the worst of the damage has been corrected and resulting in the collection being safely digitised and archived for futrue generations to enjoy.
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Those Were The Days - Collected Images From The Isle of Man's Past Volume One

Those Were The Days - Collected Images From The Isle of Man's Past Volume One

Author: Richard Davis

Pages: 96 Size 21cm x21cm Paperback

14.95

OUT OF PRINT - NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

Until the 1960s, the Isle of Man, and its towns saw a relatively slow pace of change. For some, many of the pictures in this book need no introduction. Others may be surprised at how much the island has subsequently changed and how quickly. Today some of the scenes depicted are rendered unrecognizable by later re-modelling and redevelopment, indeed it is diffciult to even identify some of the locations.

This collection of photographs comes from a collection of sources including the author, Stan Basnett, Tony Wilson, the Manx Heritage Foundation and the fabulous Keig Collection
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An Introduction to the Architecture of the Isle of Man

An Introduction to the Architecture of the Isle of Man

Author: Patricia Tutt

Pages: 360 Size: 29cm x 23cm Hardback

19.50

The Isle of Man contains many interesting buildings for the discerning resident or visitor to enjoy, with distinctive vernacular cottages, three castles (two built for defence, one built as a ducal residence), works by historically significant architects such as M.H Baillie Scott, Frank Macham and Armitage Rigby, and other distinctive buildings produced through architectural competitions, especially in the Edwardian to Victorian era when many new buidlings were commissioned.

This book which is lavishly illustrated throughout, provides an introduction to this range of buildings stretching from the earliest surviving structures right up to the present.

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Ward Lock & Co's Isle of Man

Ward Lock & Co's Isle of Man

Author: Ward Lock & Co

Pages: 322 Size: 11cm x 18cm Paperback

9.99

This is an exact facsimile copy of WardLock & Co's illustrated guide book to the Isle of Man published in 1925/26. Descriptions of things to do and see all around the island, with images of that time. Including adverts from holiday insurance to seasick tablets.


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A Short Treatise of the Isle of Man

A Short Treatise of the Isle of Man

Author: James Chaloner

Pages: 194 Size; 12cm x 17cm Paperback

7.99

This volume reprints the classic work originally published in 1656 with the introduction and comprehensive notes of Rev. J. G. Cummings added in the version reprinted by The Manx Society in 1864.

It is regarded as the oldest written history of the Isle of Man. It offered readers then, as it still does now, a unique view of Island life covering the history, customs and folklore of the inhabitants, a look at the government, laws and trade and many of the things which still make the Isle of Man unique today.

James Chaloner was one of the commissioners under Lord Fairfax for settling the affairs of the Isle of Man in 1652, and afterwards he was Governor of the Island between 1658 and 1660.


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This Terrible Ordeal - Manx Letters, Diaires and Memories of the Great War

This Terrible Ordeal - Manx Letters, Diaires and Memories of the Great War

Author: Matthew Richardson

Pages: 210 Size: 25cm x 21cm Paperback

15.00

The First World War, a cataclysmic global event, triggered the birth of the modern Isle of Man. With personal testomonies from men, women and children of the time, this book charts how the Island endured the conflict which dragged it politically, socially and constitutionally into the twentiesth century.

The author illuminates untold personal stories of war with letters home from Manx soldiers and sailors, and with the poetry and art produced in reaction to the conflict. He examines the changing role of women, the experiences of those interned on the Island, attitudes to conscientious objectors and concludes by analysing the lasting impact of war in the years which followed.
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Britain in Old Photographs: Isle of Man

Britain in Old Photographs: Isle of Man

Author: Ian Collard

Pages: 127 Size: 16cm x 23cm Paperback

13.99

Over the course of 100 years, the Isle of Man developed from a collection of fishing villages into one of the main holiday destinations for people working in the Lancashire mills and coal mines. Hotels and other holiday accommodation were built and developed during the late Victorian era and people travelled to the Island by steamer from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. This influx of holiday makers brought great prosperity to the Island, which was also boosted by the annual TT motorcycle races.

Illustrated with over 150 archive images, this collection of photographs and postcards provides a nostalgic insight into the changing history of the Isle of Man over the last century. Each image is accompanied by a detailed caption, bringing the past to life and describing many aspects of life on the Island, including work, recreation and leisure.

This book will appeal to everyone with an interest in the history of the Isle of Man, and also awaken memories of a bygone time for those who worked, lived or have ever visited the Island.


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Hostile Sea - The U-Boat Offensive Around the Isle of Man During World War One

Hostile Sea - The U-Boat Offensive Around the Isle of Man During World War One

Author: Adrian Corkill

Pages: 184 Size; 17cm x 25cm Paperback

18.00

In early 1915 Germany declared an unrestricted U-Boat campaign on Allied shipping forcing the British government to censor the British press with regard to all attacks on shipping, a move designed to prevent Germany learning the true effectiveness of their campaign. This also extended to the Isle of Man newspapers and so few people today are aware of the extent of the German maritime offensive that unfolded around the Isle of Man between 1915 and 1918. Thirty vessels were sunk and many others narrowly escaped a similar fate after being attacked by U-Boats. Truly shocking was the terrible loss of life with over 400 souls perishing. The events around the Island were a small, but significant part of the overall offensive.

This book will prove invaluable to those interested in local and maritime history or those investigating a family ancestor involved in the action. The information on wreck sites and how to locate them on the seabed with reliable GPS coordinates also provides the sports diver and boat angler with a guide to World War One shipwrecks around the Isle of Man
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Governors of the Isle of Man Since 1765

Governors of the Isle of Man Since 1765

Author: Derek Winterbottom

Pages: 336 Size: 24 x 16cm Paperback

14.99

This fully updated second edition includes the history of the Governors from 1765 up to 2012 and a review of the significant changes to their role.

The book is a detailed and fascinating study of the role of Governor on the Isle of Man since the Act of Revestment in 1765. The arguments and successes, and characters and achievements of the Governors of the Island are all recorded in this fascinating well-illustrated book.



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Thomas Cubbin, Master Mariner and the Wreck of the Serica

Thomas Cubbin, Master Mariner and the Wreck of the Serica

Author: Valerie Cottle

Pages: 135 Size 26cm x 21cm Paperback

14.00

In December 1867 Captain Thomas Cubbin, a master mariner from the Isle of Man, set out from Liverpool in the barque Serica, bound for Aden with a cargo of coal. With him on board were his wife Mary, their two yong sons, and a crew of fourteen men and boys. In the Indian Ocean three months later the Serica encountered one of the most terrifying hurricanes ever recorded. What follows is a story of tradgedy, adventure and extraordinary courage.
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Memories of Cronk y Voddy

Memories of Cronk y Voddy

Author: Various

Pages: 80 Size 21cm x 30cm Paperback

15.00

Over the course of the 20th Century, life in Cronk y Voddy has changed almost beyond recognition. The church and chapels, the school and smithy, even the scattering of shops which used to be there, all closed their doors. Today only one farm is worked by a third generation family. And yet, remarkably, the hamlet still has a strongly beating heart.

This book is a wonderfully well illustrated and evocative description of past days in the rural Isle of Man. It includes a foreword by its most famous son, Randalph Quirk, Lord Quirk of Bloomsbury.
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Living With The Wire

Living With The Wire

Author: Yvonne Creswell

Pages: 96 Size 21cm x 21cm Paerback

10.00

Internment is a weapon used in wartime by governments to protect their own citizens against resident foreigners of enemy nationlity.

In both World Wars fenced off camps in the Isle of Man served as secure detention centres. From 1914-1919 twenty thousand German and Austrian men were held on the Isle of Man, and from1940 tens of thousands of Germans, Austrians, Italians, Hungarians, Finns and Japanese found themselves behind barbed stockades.

Internment means loss of freedom, separation from family and friends, lack of income, overcrowding, and often results in depression. Individual reactions vary, but most people ultimately came to terms with their situation and found the experience life enhancing, mind-broadening, often even funny, and leading to lasting friendships.

This well illustrated book (black and white and colour) shows how quickly the human spirit and ingenuity asserted themselves and left tangible testimonies in music, literature, crafts and visual arts.
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Profile of the Isle of Man: A Concise History

Profile of the Isle of Man: A Concise History

Author: Derek Winterbottom

Pages: 232 Size: 17x25cm Hardback

16.00

This book provides an up-to-date short history of the Isle of Man.
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The Fear Not Family

The Fear Not Family

Author: David Moore

Pages: 70 Size 21xm x 30cm Paperback

10.00

This book is set in the Peel of the lates 1800s and early 1900s. It attempts to give the flavour of everday life in that world of accelerating change, by tracing the fortunes of one fisherman's family between 1878 and 1929.
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The Dalby Outrages

The Dalby Outrages

Author: David Moore

Pages: 44 Size 21cm x 29cm Paperback

10.00

The things that happpened at one of the lovliest places on the Isle of Man between 1902 and 1908 were scarcely credible at the time and no less extraordinary when examined today. The essence of the conflict was between two farmers and what the author has done is take the known facts and dressd them lightly in a fictional context.

Peeps into the Past - A Tribute to Syd Boulton

Peeps into the Past - A Tribute to Syd Boulton

Author: Sue Woolley

Pages: 72 Size 30cm x 21cm Paperback

9.99

Syd Boulton was a widely known and much loved journalist and his writing in the local newspapers brought pleasure to thousands. It was personal, about things and people he knew and above all his integrity was never in question. His reporting was straightforward and his Peeps Into the Past column alone ran from 1956 to 1971 in the Ramsey Courier

In this book, author Sue Woolley has reproduced a selection of newspaper articles written by Syd Boulton
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The Great Laxey Mine

The Great Laxey Mine

Author: Andrew Scarffe

Pages: 232 Size: 26cm x 36cm Hardback

19.99

Celebrating 150 years of history, this fascinating, in-depth, large-format book looks at the the Great Laxey Mine from its very beginnings. Lavishly illustrated with archive photographs, detailed maps and original plans for the Lady Isabella Wheel

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Holiday Isle - The Golden Era of the Manx Boarding House

Holiday Isle - The Golden Era of the Manx Boarding House

Author: John Beckerson

Pages: 283 Size 18cm x 24cm Paperback

14.99

This colourful book overflows with life and fascinating old photographs of the Isle of Man’s famous holiday industry. Stories are told from hoteliers, cooks, chamber maids and even the visitors themselves as they recall the heady days when hundreds of thousands of holiday-makers came to the Island for their annual break.

Original research and unique photographs are featured in this highly readable account which is now the definitive record of the Island greatest industry.


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A History of the Manx Church 1698 - 1911

A History of the Manx Church 1698 - 1911

Author: Canon John Gelling

Pages; 280 Size 21cm x 30cm Paperback

14.99

An authoritative account by Canon John Gelling of the lives of the Manx Bishops and clergy from the arrival of Bishop Wilson in 1698 to the death of Bishop Drury in 1911. Extensive notes on all parishes and clergy are included as well as many fascinating and amusing stories about life in the Manx church.

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Mann Ablaze

Mann Ablaze

Author: Stan Basnett

Pages: 112 Size 21cm x 29cm Paperback

16.00

Mann Ablaze was first published in 1991 and traced the history of the Isle of Man Fire Service from its beginnings in 1803 with the Sun Fire Office up until the formation of the Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service in 1988.

This second edition revises the early history and brings the history up to date and includes many more photographs of appliances and fires. It describes how the various early brigades in the island struggled to deal with the outbreaks of fire and in particular the difficulty of moving the appliances over significant distances. Along the way the text also paints a picture of the social history of the island.

The final chapter describes the development of the Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service over the last two decades making it one of the most modern in the British Isles.
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Lorne House - A Manx Survivor

Lorne House - A Manx Survivor

Author: Tutt

Pages: 44 Size 21 cm x 30cm Paperback

12.00

Lorne House is a very special survivor sited close to the heart of Castletown. Built on a site protected from development, this late Georgian house is set in six acres of grounds. The history of the site is obscure, bound up in local myth that speaks of kings, monks and unnatural deaths. In this lavishly illustrated book, the author unravels the truth about lorne house's history and architecture and shows how good this venerable survivor looks today.

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The Isle of Man - Portrait of A Nation

The Isle of Man - Portrait of A Nation

Author: John Grimson

Pages: 576 Size 26cm x 19cm Paperback

25.00

This book tells the story of the Island's evolution, beginning with its geological birth in the Cambrian period, through successive waves of Stone Age, Bronze Age, and Celtic Iron Age settlers as well as the Viking raids and settlements of the eigth to thirteenth centuries, right up to the political, social and commercial developments of the modern era.

In the second half of the book, the author takes the reader on a tour of the Isle of Man's superb coastal and upland landscapes, and around its historic towns, villages and parishes.

With the aid of some 200 illustrations, the book tells of the Isle of Man and ites people, and how they came to be what they are today.
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The Ellan Vannin Story

The Ellan Vannin Story

Author: Richard Stafford

Pages: 103 Size: 29cm x 21cm Paperback

12.00

This book is a fascinating account of the event s surrounding the sinking of one of the Isle of Man Steam Packet's most popular ships, the SS Ellan Vannin, at the mouth of the River Mersey in the early hours of 3rd December 1909.

A violent hurricane was raging that night, and ship, with its crew, passengers and cargo, broke in two and was found by divers the next day buried in sand and silt in 30ft of water. Everyone onboard was drowned and some of the bodies were never found.

This book was originally published in 1999 but has been reprinted and re-released to coincide with the centenary anniversary of the tradgedy.
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Offshore Island Politics: The Constitutional and Political development of the Isle of Man in the Twentieth Century

Offshore Island Politics: The Constitutional and Political development of the Isle of Man in the Twentieth Century

Author: David Kermode

Pages: 415 Size: 23x15cm Paperback

9.99

This groundbreaking study of the twentieth-century Manx political history will appeal not only to a Manx readership but also those with a specific interest in the history and politics of the Isle of Man or a more wide ranging interest in the politics of small states and devolution. More than 100 photographs provide a record of the century's leading politicians together with pictorial evidience of the hanging role of the state in Manx society.
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Ministerial Government in the Isle of Man

Ministerial Government in the Isle of Man

Author: Kermode

Pages: 445 Size: 15.5x23cm Paperback

16.00

This is the first in-depth study of Manx politics and government to be published since the inception of the ministerial system in 1986-88. It will appeal to those with a specific interest in the history and politics of the Isle of Man or a more wide-ranging interest in the politics of small states. It is well illustrated with some 150 photographs providing an excellent record of the period’s leading political personalities.
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Manx Murders: 150 years of Madness and Mayhem

Manx Murders: 150 years of Madness and Mayhem

Author: Keith Wilkinson

Pages: 207 Size: 23x15cm Paperback

9.99

The murders that have caused shock and sensation throughout two centuries of the Isle of Man's history are recorded here. Using information obtained from newspapers inquest records and trial transcripts each murder is described against a backdrop of contemporary events to give the reader a distinct flavour of life at the time of the crime..

Homicide in the Isle of Man

Homicide in the Isle of Man

Author: John Eddleston

Pages: 224 Size 14cm x 22cm Hardback

16.99

This thrilling book explores almost all the murder and manslaughter trials on the Isle of Man from the eighteenth century to 200 and beyond. It is a comprehensive modern history as well as a gripping read. Including everything from stabbings, shootings and strangling of lovers, friends and enemies. This book is an unsettling journey through each case.
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Isle of Man: Then and Now

Isle of Man: Then and Now

Author: Andrew Douglas

Pages: 118 Size: 31x22cm Hardback

14.99

A photographic record showing the Island's history and development over the last 100 years.

This book is currently on special offer - the normal retail price is £25.00

Saving the Gaiety Theatre

Saving the Gaiety Theatre

Author: Mervin Stokes

Pages: 144 Size: 28x25cm Hardback

21.50

This book is a journey through the often hilarious memories and misfortunes of Mervin Stokes the man who has spent most of his working life serving the Gaiety and whose dedication and detective work in reincarnating this magnificent Frank Matcham playhouse became an all-consuming passion. The book is beautifully illustrated by Michael Thompson’s complete photographic record of every detail of the theatre’s restored interior and extrerior.
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Shining by the Sea Ramsey 1800-1914

Shining by the Sea Ramsey 1800-1914

Author: Constance Radcliffe

Pages: 269 Size: 22x15cm Hardback

12.99

A history of Ramsey.

An Island that Led: History of Manx Education Vol. 1

An Island that Led: History of Manx Education Vol. 1

Author: Hinton Bird

Pages: 291 Size: 14x22cm Paperback

7.99

A history of Manx Education.

An Island that Led: History of Manx Education Vol.2

An Island that Led: History of Manx Education Vol.2

Author: Hinton Bird

Pages: 307 Size: 14x22cm Paperback

9.99

A history of Manx Education.

The Manx Connection

The Manx Connection

Author: John Quirk

Pages: 272 Size: 15x21cm Paperback

9.99

From Chicago to Cape Town, Wisconsin to Western Australia, the last 200 years have seen Manx pioneers leave their homeland to start new lives around the world. For a small island, the extent of the travels of the Manx, and their impact on places where they settled, is remarkable. In this book, the author travels the world in a bid to unearth these Manx adventurers.
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The Bells of St German's

The Bells of St German's

Author: Janet Ferris

Pages:64 Size: 15x21cm Paperback

7.99

This is the story of the restoration of the bells at St German's Cathedral in Peel which had not properly functioned for a long time and had deteriorated badly. The Cathedral is a living part not only of Peel but of the whole island and the call of the bells announces to all that its Christian heritage is alive and well.

Sir William Hillary And IOM Lifeboat Stations

Sir William Hillary And IOM Lifeboat Stations

Author: Kelly/Kniveton

Pages: 48 Size: 22x21cm Paperback

4.95

An outline of the part that Sir William Hillary played in setting up the R.N.L.I. and a history of Manx lifeboat stations.

THIS BOOK IS NOW OUT OF PRINT AND NOLONGER AVAIALBLE

Chronicle of the 20th Century, Volume II, 1951-2000

Chronicle of the 20th Century, Volume II, 1951-2000

Author: Various

Pages:296 Size 32x22cm Hardback

11.99

Like Volume I, this book is a selection of news bulletins presented year by year between 1951-2000. The yearly news is supported by in-depth features which have been prepared by a team of Manx writers and journalists. The result is an entralling account of life in the Isle of Man in the second half of the the 20th Century and is supported by over 250 photographs and illustrations

THIS BOOK IS NOW OUT OF PRINT AND NLONGER AVAILABLE

Chronicle of the 20th Century. Volume 1

Chronicle of the 20th Century. Volume 1

Author: Manx Experience

Pages: 248 Size: 32x22cm Hardback

11.99

This book is based on a concept originally broadcast by Manx Radio and the news items between 1901-1950 are presented like radio news bulletins. The news is presented year by year and is supported by in depth features which have been prepared by a team of Manx Historians and journalists. The result is an enthralling account of life in the Isle of Man during the first half of the twentieth century and is enhanced by the inclusiion of over 240 illustrations and photographs.

THIS BOOK IS NOW OUT OF PRINT AND NLONGER AVAILABLE

Glimpses of Old Peel

Glimpses of Old Peel

Author: Fred Palmer

Pages: 115 Size: 20x21cm Paperback

THIS BOOK IS NOW OUT OF PRINT

A personal recollection and historical information written and collected by a lifelong Peel resident.

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