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We chatted with order Islander Julia Tuffs to celebrate the publication of her magical debut YA novel, Hexed, set on the Isle of Wight
We caught up with author Stephan Roman to chat about his fascinating new book Isle and Empires, Romanov Russia, Britain and the Isle of Wight
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Stephan Roman’s debut book Isle and Empires: Romanov Russia, Britain and the Isle of Wight explores the uneasy partnership between these two powerful empires, highlighting how the Isle of Wight was at the heart of this relationship. It was inspired by the stories of his grandparents who fled the Russia during the revolution in 1917, barely escaping with their lives.
Stephan studied History at the University of Oxford. He has held senior positions in the British Council working in Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. He became a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in 2012 and was awarded the Romanian Order of Merit for Services to Culture in 2004.
By Stephan Roman
Isle and Empires
The tumultuous story of the Romanovs and their enigmatic relationship with Britain is brought to life in Stephan Roman’s Isle and Empires – Romanov Russia, Britain and the Isle of Wight, as he explores the misunderstandings, suspicions and alliances that created an uneasy partnership between two of the world’s most powerful Empires.
Sunny Days and Sea Breezes
A sun-filled, fun-filled wonderful escapist adventure set on the Isle of Wight by bestselling author Carole Matthews.
The Freshwater Five
The Freshwater Five is a true story that cuts to the heart of the British judicial system. Did five men really attempt one of the world’s biggest drug smuggling operations – or were they simply in the wrong place, at the wrong time?
Dinosaur Isle in 101 Fossils
A showcase of specimens specially selected by Dinosaur Isle staff to tell the geological history of the Isle of Wight through 101 fossils.
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