A lightning tour, striking images and enlightening captions: the promises which make this a book to be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in the fascinating self-governing island nation that occupies such a privileged position in the middle of the rth Irish Sea. This is the Isle of Man. And, thanks to many new photographs published here for the first time, the Isle of Man as you have never quite seen it before. Here too are examples of the immortal words of Manx national poet T E Brown, the work of W H Gill (kwn for the Manx National Song Book ) and others who over the decades have captured spirit of place and purpose in Manx songs and poems still fondly remembered. And as well as on a quick trip through history, this book takes you North, South, East and West, showing you glimpses of why the Isle of Man continues to be such a draw to visitors, new residents and an international business community.