Dear Readers, 

With the new year officially underway, Medina Publishing is thrilled to share some of our latest achievements with you! 

On 9 January 2024, we had the honour of taking centre stage in an article by The Telegraph’s, Rob Waugh. This delved into how Peter Harrigan, Director of Medina Publishing, sparked a transformative evolution with the business during his visits to The Gulf. This took Medina Publishing from a humble beginning in a house in South London, onto a base in the tranquil Isle of Wight, opening a successful independent bookshop, to a global presence! If you are interested in finding out more about the journey, you can find the full article linked below. 

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Additionally, we are delighted to announce the much-anticipated release of Dubai Is My Home, by Marie-Jeanne Aquaviva and Olivia Froudkine, which has been a fantastic success, capturing the attention of radio and television in the UAE. You can find the interviews with DUBAI ‘one and Dubai Eye 103.8 below. 

Capturing the essence of Dubai in this book (

Afternoons with Helen Farmer Podcast – Dubai Eye 103.8 – News, Talk & Sports (

This remarkable book aims to dismantle the stereotypes that often surround Dubai, offering an intimate view into the lives of the city’s vibrant citizens. As the book continues to soar to new heights, we take immense pride in contributing to the impact of this brilliant book.

Turning our attention back to the Isle of Wight, we’re excited to share that local children’s author, Jules Marriner, will be showcasing her enchanting book, Vincent & The Mermaid at the IW story Festival in February. The event will feature a production by the Horse Box Theatre and a puppet making workshop with Teresa Grimaldi!  This beautifully illustrated tale is now available on Jules’s website, as well as on the Medina Publishing website.

Tickets to the IW story festival – 

Jules Marriner’s Website – Children’s Author Isle Of Wight | Jules Marriner Books | England