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  New authors  
  While we work full time at producing books, we recognise that for most people it’s not their main job. Whether it’s a hobby, interest or compulsion, researching and writing takes time, and putting together a book can be a long job. The results can be fascinating, however, and
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  Future publications
Ramsey: past & present

Our past and present series is well established,
with books about each of Port Erin, Peel and
Castletown already published. This autumn it’s
the turn of Ramsey.

Ramsey is the Isle of Man’s biggest town. It used
to be the second biggest, after Douglas, the
island’s capital, but Douglas is now a city,
thanks to its promotion as part of the
Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

swing bridge in Ramsey'

Known as Royal Ramsey because various kings
and queens have visited it, the town often uses
the epithet ‘Shining by the Sea’. It does indeed
have its own microclimate, often bathed in dry
and windy sunshine, when the surrounding land
is subject to drizzle, cloud and rain.

scene from Ramsey'

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Although welcoming tourists, Ramsey is
a working port, with its own small shipyard,
and shipping company. Its character differs
from a purely tourist town, and this is
reflected in the shops and quays.

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Once again the old photographs come from
Ray Stanfield’s extensive collection of postcards,
with modern pictures being taken by
George Hobbs and captions supplied by Sara
Goodwins. Ramsey past & present will join
its sister publications Castletown past &
present, Peel past & present
and Port Erin
past & present
in offering a fascinating
glimpse into the way of life of the Isle of Man.

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