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Unsure what fiction book to pick up next? Check out Lucy’s, reviews of her four most recent reads in her latest blog post.
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
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.
Edited by Franko Figueiredo-Stow and Caroline Diamond
Out on an Island
Based on deeply personal testimonies and factual research, Out on An Island presents a rich and diverse portrayal of Isle of Wight LGBTQ+ history. Shining a light on stories of struggle and truth shared through recorded oral histories, this is a book which unearths a public history and cultural heritage hidden for over a century.
Published 14th February 2022
The new thriller set on the Isle of Wight by local author Mary Grand. The Island – where everyone knows everyone, and secrets are impossible to keep.
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
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
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