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Mann Alone

Mann Alone

Author: Philip Kelly

Pages: 312 Size: 11cm x 19cm Paperback ISBN 9781838084523

8.50

An international pandemic has wiped out most of the world’s population. The Isle of Man must stand alone to protect what is left of civilization for the human race to continue. Peter Quinnel is a farmer with a strong sense of duty; he is also the leader of the Army Reservists. Dr Vin Singh is an experienced pathologist, and he can be abrasive and impatient. Can these two different characters overcome the recklessness and antagonism of others, to save the Isle of Man?

Philip Kelly’s first novel is an exciting ‘what if’ for the twenty-first century and is particularly relevant given the current situation that we all find ourselves in.


Story From Stone

Story From Stone

Author: Kim Kneen & Vicky Lloyd-West

Pages: 251 Size: 21cm x 15cm Paperback ISBN 9781527269668

14.99

This book is inspired by Ballure Chapel in Ramsey and its 'graveyard for strangers'. Many of the people buried there were not Manx-born but came to the island from all over the world.

The authors have researched the lives of 40 of these 'strangers', drawing inspiration from the few headstones that remain and intriguingly brief burial records. Using real events in the strangers' lives the authors have brought each person vividly to life.

Their stories span four centuries from a woman born in 1739 who gave birth to 16 children to an alluring Havana socialite who died in 2015. With intriguing illustrations by Jo Davies, the book will appeal to lovers of literary tales, social history and thoughtful imagery and it combines a blend of fact and fiction.



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Evenings of Wonder

Evenings of Wonder

Author: Sue King

Pages: 282 Size: 20cm x 13cm Paperback ISBN 9781916112100

8.99

An aerialist plummets through the air in a cascade of glittering stars. A young woman walks a high-wire, her feet encased in baskets. An equestrienne rides side-saddle over a five bar gate.

From humble acrobatics to death-defying stunts, these are the extraordinary real-life exploits of some 19th century circus personalities, as witnessed by mesmerised audiences on the Isle of Man when it was a Victorian holiday idyll.

This book is a vivid chronicle of the extraordinary circus personalities that visited the Isle of Man in the nineteenth century. All named characters and events described in the book are based on fact and background details are as historically accurate as possible. The narrative is a product of the author's imagination. To marry the two has not been an easy balancing act - but then, there is nothing easy about the circus. They just make it look that way.


Frank N Stan's Bucket List #4 - Bride of Frank N Stan

Frank N Stan's Bucket List #4 - Bride of Frank N Stan

Author: J C Williams

Pages: 256 Size 23cm x15cm Paperback ISBN 978170784674

12.00

Life rarely stands still when you find yourself surrounded by a bunch of loveable crackpots. Certainly, that was the case for Frank and Stan.

With their hugely successful ‘Le Mans’ TT now behind them, thoughts turned to their next adventure and, inevitably, also to the topic of their own mortality.

Still, the gang had their first Christmas at the TT Farm to look forward to, and the prospect of entering a team for the next Isle of Man TT races as well. So, on the whole, life was pretty darn good — and especially so, now that wedding bells could also be heard chiming in the distance. It seemed nothing could dampen their sprits…

Until, that is, an old cretinous, cravat-wearing acquaintance appears with an offer they simply cannot refuse, so to speak. Well, they could refuse the offer, of course. But doing so could mean losing all they’d worked so very hard to achieve and leaving them at real risk of having everything come crashing down around their ears.

There were certainly strong headwinds facing them, but Team Frank & Stan would never abandon ship and go down without a fight! And, besides, they’d always have Stella on deck, manning the canons!

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Frank N Stan's Bucket List #3 - Isle 'Le Mans' TT

Frank N Stan's Bucket List #3 - Isle 'Le Mans' TT

Author: J.C.Williams

Pages: 317 Size 23cm x15cm Paperback ISBN 9781794098138

12.00

The Gang is back for another crazy adventure.

The idea of the maverick racer, Dave Quirk, winning a TT was as probable as a seaside donkey winning the Grand National....but he'd been trying to do exactly that.

An unlikely victory would also secure the TT Farm for Frank and Stan’s charity, but it was a crumbling, financial black hole and filled with asbestos. Dave and Monty quitting their jobs to work there wasn’t fantastic timing, either. The charity needed a truckload of cash, and fast.

They had to go big on their fundraising ideas, so, the Isle of Man home of the famous TT Races would play host to a twenty-four-hour racing extravaganza and they’d need a high-profile celebrity for maximum exposure. The object of Stella’s darkest desire, Guy Martin, was willing and eager to offer his services for the inaugural Isle ‘Le Mans’ TT.

They were full of good intentions, but, as usual, the path was rarely smooth for Team Frank and Stan.

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Frank N Stan's Bucket List #2 - TT Races

Frank N Stan's Bucket List #2 - TT Races

Author: J.C.Williams

Pages: 369 Size 23cm x15cm Paperback ISBN 9781985302136

12.00

This is the entertaining sequel to hilarious Frank N Stan's Bucket List #1

Frank’s too busy enjoying life just now to worry about dying...

Bucket list item ?1 for Frank and his oldest friend, Stan, was the TT Races. They did it, and loved it so much, that now they’re heading back for item #2 on the list - TT Races yet again!

The fledgeling race team they’d cobbled together on their first outing despite moments of definite glory didn’t exactly thrive. But, despite this, they’ve once again secured the trusty services of Dave and Monty, the two most out of shape, yet passionate and dedicated, racers in the paddock and they’re optimistically eyeing a top ten finish.

With his unhappy marriage and wallet-draining ex-wife now firmly in the past, Frank is ready for a positive change, time and health permitting. Life in the glorious Isle of Man has rejuvenated him, and he’s now eager, in fact, to make it his home.

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Frank N Stan's Bucket List #1 - TT Races

Frank N Stan's Bucket List #1 - TT Races

Author: J.C.Williams

Pages: 245 Size 23cm x15cm Paperback ISBN 9781985302136

12.00

This novel will appear to anyone with an interest in bikes, the TT Races and who has a sense of humour.

Frank’s had better days. The doctor gave him the news he didn't want and Frank's discovered the worst kept secret in Liverpool; that his wife’s fitness instructor is providing her services that extend beyond the gym.

With time a dwindling commodity, Frank decides it’s time to do something he wants to do. With a little encouragement from his oldest friend, Stan, the first destination for his ‘bucket-list’ is the Isle of Man TT Races.

They were content to just spectate, but fate had other ideas.

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