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  “Consider what you have in the smallest chosen library. A company of the wisest and
wittiest men that could be picked out of all civil countries.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
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  A picture from of Meayll Circle  
  Bigger and Better  
  As an introduction and overview of Manx history, 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.  
  The revision still includes the essential details of the history of the island, and there is an ‘alternative history’ chapter at the end covering Manx legends about the island’s past. However the new book is slightly longer. 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. Even the Manx national anthem is included.
  With about 60% new text and 75% new photographs even readers familiar with the first edition should find lots to interest them in its revision.  
 
 
   
 
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  A Brief History of the Isle of Man (Revised)  Mann with Altitude
A brief history 2 book jacket

Second Edition.
Introduction to the
history of this
magical island. more information button buy now button

Mann with altitude book jacket

Magnificent aerial
photography of
different aspects
of the Isle of Man. more information button buy now button

  Manx Electric Railway: past & present  A Young Manx History
Manx Electric Railway book jacket

Photographs showing
changes along the
MER line over the last
half century. more information button buy now button

A young manx history book jacket

A children's history
of the Isle of Man. more information button buy now button

 By Whing to Port Soderick  Three Legs Good
By Whing to Port Soderick book jacket

The story of the
Manx Marine Drive
and its tramway. more information button buy now button

3 Legs Good book jacket

The story behind the
Manx triskelion. more information button buy now button

 Things to do with Vikings  Stops along the Manx Electric Railway
Things to do with vikings book jacket

A brief social and
cultural history of
the Vikings explaining
how they lived.
Includes Viking
activities to try. more information button buy now button

Stios along the manx electric railway book jacket

A photographic
survey illustrating
every stop along
the line from
Douglas to Ramsey.
showing the
surroundings, the
trams and giving
background information
about the stop itself. more information button buy now button

 Sites and Stories  Tim's War
Sites and Stories book jacket

Twelve Manx
attractions, a short
story set in wach
and twelve sets of
factual information. more information button buy now button

Tim's War book jacket

The psychology
of war and peace
through one
man's eyes. more information button buy now button

 A De-tailed Account of Manx Cats  What Nobody Sees
De-tailed account of Manx Cats book jacket

Explains the
origin and folklore
of these intelligent
friendly animals. more information button buy now button

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An inspiring story
of ones girl's struggle
against disability. more information button buy now button

 A Cog in the Wheel  Invading America, 1943
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WW2 diary giving
details about life in
Austria as the allies
try to deal with
displaced persons
and each other.
Refrehingly
blunt. more information button buy now button

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WW2 memiors of
how a British
Anti-Aircraft Battery
demonstrated their
gunnery in
the U.S. more information button buy now button

 Dear Ray  
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WW2 letters to
an RA Gunner,
plus background
information. history. more information button buy now button

 

 
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