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An Evening with Mark Rowe

An Evening with Mark Rowe

An Evening with Mark Rowe Postponed from the 7th May, we're delighted to welcome professional travel writer Mark Rowe to the bookshop to coincide with the publication of his book Isle of Wight (Slow Travel): Local, Characterful Guides to Britain's Special Places. A...

Out on an Island

Out on an Island

Out on an Island, the fantastic new book from Medina Publishing highlighting the stories of the LGBTQ+ community on the Isle of Wight

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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.


Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are

– Mason Cooley

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