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Start with a Hole in the Ground

The Darker Side Of Wight

A collection of twelve spine chilling stories from the pen of Peter J Murray, set in his favourite location, the Isle of Wight; or as Peter would say, ‘The Isle of Fright’! The island’s diverse local history combined with myth and legend provide an ideal recipe for Peter’s vivid imagination.

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100 Treasures and Curiosities’ book pre-order

2023 marks the 125th anniversary of the founding of Carisbrooke Castle Museum by HRH Princess Beatrice. To commemorate this Medina Publishing is collaborating with the Museum to produce a book featuring 100 artefacts from their collection of over 35,000 items connected to the Isle of Wight. From the stone age right up to the 21st century, these objects reveal some of the island’s most historic and significant stories as well as a few unusual and quirky tales from our past.

Isle and Empires

Rose, Castle and Crown – Hampshire and the Isle of Wight’s Citizen Soldiers

A unique history of the part-time soldier of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, from the time of the militia, yeomanry and volunteer, through to the Territorial Army and today’s Army Reserve.


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– Mason Cooley

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