Online Catalogue | Books |  General

Eyes of Mann - The Island From Above

Eyes of Mann - The Island From Above

Author: Charles Guard and Miles Cowsill

Pages: 160 Size: 30cm x 21cm Hardback ISBN 9781911177395



This book which is due to be published for the lead up to Christmas (2018) will show the Isle of Man as you have never seen it before with views from a drone camera. It will illustrate not only the rugged coast, towns and villages but also many of the historical sites around the island.

All pictures will be complemented with captions for each view with supporting text by local Manx broadcaster, film-maker and editor Charles Guard and Miles Cowsill, a local photographer, writer and publisher.

Isle of Man - Men and Gods

Isle of Man - Men and Gods

Author: John & Lottie Christian

Pages: 258 Size: 15cm x 21cm Paperback ISBN 9781911177111


This is an intriguing Isle of Man philosophical novel about the tenacity, resilience, vengeance and empathy of mankind in an ever-changing world, as well as, how political and religious revisionism may have impacted and influenced civilisations throughout the ages.

Two intertwined stories containing vivid dream sequences and sensual poetry make this novel one that is sure to captivate your imagination and show how love and understanding can transcend the hands of time.

The Abbey-Forge Cookbook - Feeding Friends and Family

The Abbey-Forge Cookbook - Feeding Friends and Family

Author: Sarah Xhumrri

Pages: 128 Size: 25cm x 18cm Hardback ISBN: 9781911177289


For the author, Sarah Xhumrri, entertaining is quite simply enjoying great food with great company and putting as much or as little effort as you want in to the occasion.

In this beautifully illustrated cookbook, Sarah shares her passion for food and her enthusiasm for sourcing and preparing ingredients and savouring the investment that culminates in the perfect get together. Her recipes are easy to follow, full of personality and if there is a quick fix she has found it. Chapters include Island Suppliers, Breakfast, Light Luncheon, Afternoon Tea, Spectacular Sunday Roast, Eating Outside and Exquisite Evening.

With a career spanning over 20 years, she has been privy to almost all of life's events and celebrations, and now shares industry insights into planning, preparing and hosting these occasions with ease and enjoyment.

Isle of Man Population Atlas

Isle of Man Population Atlas

Author: Paul Craine

Pages: 147 Size: 29cm x 21cm Paperback ISBN 9780993524806


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.

Made in Summerland

Made in Summerland

Author: Ruth McQuillan-Wilson

Pages: 228 Size: 21cm x 15cm Paperback ISBN 9781907945892


The author, a Summerland survivor, tells her story through a vivid and evocative examination of events.

This fresh look at the disaster that befell the Isle of Man's most modern holiday complex in 1973 not only sheds new light, but also uncovers many unanswered questions. Some of these questions, particularly about the suitablility of untested modern building materials, have a surprising resonance with more recent events.

Coins of the Isle of Man

Coins of the Isle of Man

Author: Mike Southall

Pages: 466 Size: 30cm x 21cm Paperback ISBN 9780995738706


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.

Mann with Altitude

Mann with Altitude

Author: Jon Wornham

Pages: 32 Size: 21cm x 21cm Paperback ISBN 9781908060150


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.

Isle of Man Revisited

Isle of Man Revisited

Author: Chris Killip

Pages: 96 Size: 30cm x 30cm Hardback ISBN 9783869309590


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.

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 ISBN 9781907945830


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.

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 ISBN 9781907945847


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

Sites and Stories

Sites and Stories

Author: Sara Goodwins

Pages: 108 Size; 17cm x 24cm Paperback ISBN 9781908060082


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!



Author: Pat Skillicorn

Pages: 96 Size: 14cm x 21cm Paperback. ISBN 9781873120361


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.

The Manx Garden

The Manx Garden

Author: Larch Garrad

Pages: 170 Size: 21x27cm Paperback ISBN 9780952401995


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

Mannin for Me

Mannin for Me

Author: John Kitto

Pages: 108 Size: 20x21cm Paperback. ISBN 1873120400


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

Manx Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies

Manx Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies

Author: Stella Thrower

Pages: 164 Size 14cm x 21cm Paperback ISBN 9780993157813


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.

Online Catalogue | Books |  General

Back to top of page
Lexicon Bookshop, 63 Strand Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 2RL
Tel: 01624 673004. Fax: 01624 661959
Agents for: A.T.Cross, Filofax,Parker and Waterman. A member of the Booksellers Association.
© 2009 Lexicon Bookshop | Established 1936 |

Site created and maintained by Manannan's Web