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  A Brief History of the Isle of Man
Second edition (revised)
 
  The first edition of A Brief History of the Isle of Man has been the most popular book we’ve published. Unfortunately we ran out.  
  Rather than merely reprint it (apart from anything else, rising costs would have meant we’d have had to put the price up) we decided to revise it.  
  This took rather longer than we thought, and the revision became virtually a rewrite, with about 60% new text and 75% new photographs. Worth it though!  
  The revised edition still includes the essential history, but is slightly longer with new material. Now you can not only read about Tynwald and the TT, for example, but also smuggling and the slave trade. Illiam Dhone is covered in more detail, as are the former governors, and Manx cats also get a look in.  
  We were very proud of the first edition, but we think the second one is even better.  
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