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Coins of the Isle of Man

Coins of the Isle of Man

Author: Mike Southall

Pages: 466 Size: 30cm x 21cm Paperback

29.95

This second edition (published April 2017) is a comprehensive reference work of the coins and tokens used and issued in the Isle of Man from earliest times to the present day and is a most useful reference work for anyone with an interest in the island's coins.

The author, Mike Southall, acquired his interest in coins in the Isle of Man when the new decimal series was issued in 1971 . The first offical Manx coins, halfpennies and pennies were issued by the Lord of Mann, James Stanley 10th Earl of Derby, and were made legal tender by an Act of Tynwald on 24th June 1710. Manx coins and a variety of tokens were circulating on the Island until 1939. Thereafter British coins became the only legal currency until decimalisation in February 1971. Also well documented are many Viking hoards together with a mishmash of coins and tokens used in the 17th century.



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Isle of Man Population Atlas

Isle of Man Population Atlas

Author: Paul Craine

Pages: 147 Size: 29cm x 21cm Paperback

15.00

This Atlas explores some of the most important issues facing the Isle of Man as we approach the 2020s. The Island's Chief Minister is on record as having said that: "The biggest threat to the social and economic future of the Isle of Man.... (is) the demographic reality that our nation is growing older".

The Island's population is vulnerable in other ways too. Between 2006 and 2011 a new trend emerged: the net migration loss of young adults in the 20-24 age range. Since 2011, several indicators suggest that this migration trend has not only continued but that population growth has come to an end. A 23% decline in the number of births since 2010 adds another dimension to the Island's population picture.

This Atlas captures and presents the population through more than 130 imaginative maps and graphs and offers an authoritative commentary on a wide range of population issues.


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Mann with Altitude

Mann with Altitude

Author: Jon Wornham

Pages: 32 Size: 21cm x 21cm Paperback

5.95

Looking down on the world we live in gives us a totally new perspective. The familiar look strange, large becomes tiny, and hidden corners are revealed.

Who for instance has seen that Ballachurry Fort was the shape it is? Who has peered in to the old polar bear cage at Groudle? Who has viewed the blunt prow which is the Point of Ayre?

Expert drone operator and former air traffic controller Jon Wornham opens a window onto the aspect of Mann that most people never see.
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Jetmalew's Futher Island Adventures

Jetmalew's Futher Island Adventures

Author: Vikki Orwin

Pages: 32 Size: 21cm x 30cm Paperback

6.99

On the Island at Fairy Bridge, Jetmalew is dreaming of another exciting adventure, With his strong friend Muscle Marown and the prettiest shell on the Island, they visit the gardens with the big waterwheel. On this day the funfair has just arrived. This is where Jetmalew's further Island adventures begin.....
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Isle of Man Revisited

Isle of Man Revisited

Author: Chris Killip

Pages: 96 Size: 30cm x 30cm Hardback

40.00

After seeing exhibitions of photography for the first time in New York in 1969, Manxman, Chris Killip, decided to return to the Isle of Man to photograph the place he knew and cared about.

Thirty years after the publication of the resulting first Isle of Man book, he was in the process of preparing for his retrospective exhibition at the Museum Folkwang in Germany and started to re-examine his Isle of Man negatives. He hadn’t had an occasion to think about this work since the first edition of the book was published in 1980. Going through these negatives again he found new images that he now liked, but at the time had overlooked or had not used for reasons that now mystify him. He ended up with 250 photographs that he now thinks of as his Isle of Man archive.

This new version of Isle of Man draws from that archive. The 81 black and white photographs in this edition keep, more or less, to the same order as the original book but he has changed some of the images, added thirty others, and printed them all larger.

The result is a stunning "coffee table" book showing life in the Isle of Man in the early 1970s.

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The Cosmopolitan Islander

The Cosmopolitan Islander

Author: M.P.Tonnesen

Pages: 292 Size: 15cm x 23cm Paperback

6.99

This is the author's debut novel and is inspired by her local and cosmopolitan journeys.

What if life as you know it was turned upside down? Would you still be the same person?

When Chloe is forced to leave behind her cosmopolitan life in London to move to a small island in the Irish Sea, she is faced with a myriad of challenges.

How will she and her family adapt to island life? Will she find new friends? What about her career? Most importantly, will the love of Chloe and her husband survive?

Join Chloe on her journey through her past and her present to make sense of her life, herself, her hopes, and dreams amid her personal upheaval.

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Visions of Mann 2nd Edition

Visions of Mann 2nd Edition

Author: Miles Cowsill, Vicky Harrop and Stan Basnett

Pages: 168 Size: 26cm x 28cm Hardback

22.95

Visions of Mann is a tour of the Isle of Man made through striking colour images and enlightening captions and so making it a book to be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in the Isle of Man. The book gives the reader a glimpse into why the Isle of Man continues to be such a draw for visitors, new residents and an international business community.

This revised second edition is a chance to see the Isle of Man as you've never seen it before. There are also examples of the immortal words of Manx national poet TE Brown, the work of WH Gill (known for the Manx National Songbook) and others who, over the decades,have captured the spirit of the place in Manx songs and poems.

This beautiful book is also popular as a gift for business clients visiting the Island.

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Three Legs In the Irish Sea

Three Legs In the Irish Sea

Author: Trevor Barrett and Simon Park

Pages: 168 Size: 26cm x 23cm Paperback

15.00

This beautifully produced book is an intriguing combination of photographs, history, conspiracy theories and trivia of the Isle of Man.
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Jetmalew's Island Adventures

Jetmalew's Island Adventures

Author: Vikki Orwin

Pages: 34 Size: 21cm x 30cm Paperback

6.99

This beautifully illustrated children's book tells the story of Jetmalew who lives in the Isle of Man. One hot sunny day, whilst travelling on his little motorbike he meets a lobster named Pincer-Peel and on this day a great adventure begins in and around Groudle Glen and Beach.
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Sites and Stories

Sites and Stories

Author: Sara Goodwins

Pages: 108 Size; 17cm x 24cm Paperback

9.95

Fact or fiction? Most of us read a little of both

This book takes a dozen of the many attractions around the Isle of Man, sets a short story in each of them, and follows the fiction with some factual information about the attraction. Twelve attractions, twelve chapters, twelve stories, twelve sets of information.

So, if you want to know about the oldests working horse tram in the world, the most complete mediaeval castle in Europe, a Victorian House unchanged since its owners left it and a monument to a Liverpool safe maker, read on.

Alternatively, if you prefer to read a crime story, romance, ghost story or science fiction then they're here too.

Something for everyone!

The World's Most Difficult Quiz Volume 2

The World's Most Difficult Quiz Volume 2

Author: Pat Cullen

Pages: 325 Size: 16cm x 24cm Paperbac

9.99

Following the best-selling Voume One, comes this sequel which collects the most taxing questions from early King William's College General Knowledge papers published in the Guardian over many years. Again, the book includes a new and devishly difficult set of questions prepared especially for publication by quizmaster Pat Cullen. A challenge for the most erudite of minds.
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Foxgloves

Foxgloves

Author: Pat Skillicorn

Pages: 96 Size: 14cm x 21cm Paperback

7.99

This book is a collection of short stories set in the Isle of Man. Though they are different in time and place, they are linked in themes and concerns, all dealing with island life. A sense of increasing pace of change, the impact of modernity and what is lost holds the whole collection together.
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Wild Flowers of the Isle of Man

Wild Flowers of the Isle of Man

Author: Andree Dubbledam

Pages: 192 Size:15x22cm Hardback

11.99

From describing the Isle of Man's broad variety of wild flower habitats and their respective flora through to helping plant your own wild flower garden this guide contains a wealth of fascinating facts and information. Superb colour photographs throughout.
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The Manx Garden

The Manx Garden

Author: Larch Garrad

Pages: 170 Size: 21x27cm Paperback

16.99

This book is a spectacular celebration of Manx gardens and the gardeners who created them. Beautifully illustrated and informatively written.
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Manks Flora

Manks Flora

Author: John Callister & Chris Sheard

Pages: 169 Size 15cm x 21cm Paperback

10.00

This book provides for the first time a full list of Manx Gaelic names for the flora of the Isle of Man. It makes identifying and finding Manx plant names easy as well as giving a useful guide to their meaning and pronounciation.

Fynoderee

Fynoderee

Author: Alexander Duncan

Pages: 327 Size: 12x19cm Paperback

6.95

For Juan Kerruish a boy only ever noticed by the school bullies his world is about to turn upside down. When he meets Bea the Fynoderee a creature thought to exist only in myth he discovers that he carries a message from the past that could change the course of the future.
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Mannin for Me

Mannin for Me

Author: John Kitto

Pages: 108 Size: 20x21cm Paperback

8.99

A brief outline of the Island from a come-over's point of view!

Manx Miscellany

Manx Miscellany

Author: Hayes

Pages: 192 Size: 12x17cm Paperback

THIS BOOK IS NOW OUT OF PRINT AND NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Illustrated with more than 100 pictures, this fascinating collection of facts and curiosities explores the heritage of the Isle of Man and looks at the people, places and events that give the Island its unique flavour, from its beautiful buildings and wildlife to Manx traditions and local legends.
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Moods of Mann

Moods of Mann

Author: Various

Pages: 144 Size: 25x35cm Hardback

THIS BOOK IS NOW OUT OF PRINT AND NO LONGER AVAILABLE

This is a photographic essay of the Isle of Man and contains a stunning collection of new images photographed by the people of the Isle of Man,depicting the ever-changing moods of the Island and its way of life. The deep love of the islanders for their home and the freshness of their vision is given full expression in this book. This book has been produced as a limited edition.

Manannan's Kingdom

Manannan's Kingdom

Author: Various

Pages: 96 Size; 29cmx21cm Paperback

THIS BOOK IS NOW OUT OF PRINT AND NO LONGER AVAILALBLE

This book is a beautiful full colour photographic record of the coastal scenes around the Isle of Man. Michael Thompson and Miles Cowsill took the photographs from land and sea and togethers with the writings of terry Cringle and Frank Cowin, have created a photographic archive which defines the isle of man as never before.
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Air of Mann

Air of Mann

Author: Miles Cowsill/Michael Thompson/Roy McMillan

Pages: 148 Size: 30x22cm Hardback

25.00

THIS BOOK IS NOW OUT OF PRINT AND NO LONGER AVAILALBLE

A follow up to the very succesful 'Spirirt of Mann' featuring high quality aerial colour photographs of the Island.
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The Storm

The Storm

Author: Moore

Pages: 76 Size 21cm x 29cm Paperback

THIS BOOK IS NOW OUT OF PRINT AND NO LONGER AVAIALBLE

This book is the story of one remarkable day around the coast of the Isle of Man - or to be more precise, of a two hour period over high water on 1st February 2002. On that day there was a storm surge in the North Irish Sea and this book is a pictorial record of what was then the highest tide in living memory.

Proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the RNLI.
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Manx Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies

Manx Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies

Author: Stella Thrower

Pages: 164 Size 14cm x 21cm Paperback

10.00

The Manx countryside is rich in wildlife, much of which goes unnoticed or is difficult to identify unless you are an expert.

This book will help you recognise the more common insects you are likely to see around the garden and in the wild. It describes and illustrates over a hundred common species and gives the reader essential information for accurate identification. The superbly detailed colour illustrations, with helpful notes and descriptions, will enhance any walk in the country and make this book an ideal guide for naturalists of all ages.

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