A Brief History of the Isle of Man (Extensively Revised Edition)
by Sara Goodwins
Paperback 160 pages, 156 colour illustrations
Published March 2017, this revised edition has been updated with new text and new photos and provides an excellent summary of Manx history.
With parliamentary traditions introduced by Vikings, the Isle of Man was the first country to give women the vote. Much of its public transport hasn't changed since Victoria was on the throne, yet the island is fifth in the space race. Famed for its motorbike racing and tailless cats, it's still traditional to greet the little people when crossing Fairy Bridge.
In the middle of the Irish Sea, and the centre of westbound sea trade, Mann has been drawn into the politics of the surrounding islands, yet maintains its own traditions, language and way of life.
It is this proud history of the Manx and their island which this book celebrates.