Personae Vectenses: Isle of Wight Notables

This book is a fascinating collection of short biographies of people who were born on the Isle of Wight or who lived there for some period of their life and had a significant influence on the wider society. 

They come from all walks of life ranging from two queens (one is Queen Victoria, of course) to a pirate and a chimney sweep. They cover all periods of history and spheres of influence.

Some were famous but most have been forgotten. Of the 246 whose biographies are included 74 were Island-born including Uffa Fox, Robert Hooke, Sheila Hancock, and Jeremy Irons.

Includes a Location Index of where on the Isle of Wight the notable lived, had influence or was born.

It took me twelve years to research and write. I came across so many names of people with Island links. There were so many notables that it was worth putting together as a publication, and I’m very pleased with it. I hope you enjoy it!

Author, Phillip Armitage

Book Information

Author:Phillip Armitage
Imprint:Beachy Books
Published:17th October 2019
Extent:236 pages
Trim Size:6 x 9 x 0.5 in (229 x 152 x 13 mm)
BISAC Subject Code:BIO006000, HIS015000, BIO012000
Format:Paperback B&W on white (colour gloss cover)
Audience:Trade (General/Adult)

Now you’re hooked… buy it!

The book is available at the following UK online retailers… there’s plenty of fish in the sea so shop around for the best deal!

The book is also available worldwide at Amazon and other online retailers, so just search for the title or ISBN in your country.

Local Isle of Wight Retailers

If you live or are visiting the Isle of Wight, the book is for sale at the following retailers:

CowesMedina Books
No. 66 Cards & Gifts
FreshwaterHonnor & Jeffrey Afton Garden Centre
GodshillThe Old Smithy
NewportIsle of Wight Traders
RydeRyde Bookshop
SandownHonnor & Jeffrey Dalverton Garden Centre
ShanklinBabushka Books
Glyn Morgan Newsagent

Trade and Wholesale Orders

If you’re an Isle of Wight or Hampshire retailer or just want to stock the book to sell it is available to order through our wholesaler W J Nigh & Sons Ltd.

The book can also be ordered through various book industry wholesalers including Gardners and Bertram Books.

If you have any problems ordering or would prefer to order direct from Beachy Books please get in touch.