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Committed to supporting the creative community on the Isle of Wight,
Medina Books is a small independent bookshop on Cowes High Street.

This Month’s Featured Author

Isabel Ashdown

Isabel is the author of seven books, three of which are set on the Isle of Wight, including her bestseller Little Sister which was shortlisted in the prestigious Dead Good Awards. She is a Royal Literary Fund associate, a creative writing tutor, and a nature-loving, dog-hugging coastal gal at heart.


By Isabel Ashdown

Lake Child

Deceit, abduction, murder… How far would you go for your family?

Isabel Ashdown’s latest novel Lake Child is an atmospheric psychological thriller set in the heart of Norway’s ancient fjords – a story about the lies we tell our loved ones when the truth is too dark …


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One of Us is Next

Welcome back to Bayview High… It’s been a year since the events of One Of Us Is Lying. But nothing has settled for the residents of Bayview. Not now someone has started playing a sinister game of Truth or Dare.


“Something has been let loose…” In Edwardian Suffolk, a manor house stands alone in a lost corner of the Fens: a glinting wilderness of water whose whispering reeds guard ancient secrets. 

Invisible Women

Invisible Women exposes the gender data gap, a pervasive but invisible force that is present in the lives of women across the world. 


When I look back I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature.

– Maya Angelou

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