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Not sure what to read next? Our new volunteer, Macy,  has got you covered. She has reviewed her four favourite reads below.    The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis  Fans of the Netflix series should seriously consider reading the novel on which it is based. The...

An Evening With Roger Saunders

An Evening With Roger Saunders

An Evening with Roger Sanders On 8th April, we're delighted to welcome local author Roger Sanders to the bookshop. A Newport resident, Roger is known to many as the name and face behind the Saunders Sports shop. Retired now, he has sat down and written his debut...

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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. This new book explores the misunderstandings, suspicions and alliances that created an uneasy partnership between two of the world’s most powerful Empires.

In this updated edition, the author asserts that ‘It is important that we understand the history of the British relationship with Romanov Russia if we are to make sense of what is happening today.’



Other Books

Start with a Hole in the Ground

It all Started with a Hole in the Ground

This book is a collection of memories from the many people who put their efforts into making the West Wight Sports and Community Centre.

Inside Parkhurst

Inside Parkhurst

After 28 years working as a prison officer, with 22 years at HMP Parkhurst, once one of Britain’s most high security prisons. Inside Parkhurst is his raw, uncompromising look at what really goes on behind the massive walls and menacing gates.

Isle and Empires

Queen Victoria: Her Life & Legacy

A journey in gloriously-coloured images through one of Britain’s greatest eras -the age of Victoria.


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– Mason Cooley

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