Zoffany’s Daughter – the countdown begins …

This week sees the launch of Stephen Foster’s new book “Zoffany’s Daughter: Love and Treachery on a Small Island”.

It tells the story of Cecilia Horne, daughter of famous painter, Johan Zoffany, who was imprisoned in Guernsey in 1825 for child abduction.

The official launch is 31 October – but you can pre-order a copy from our online store.

Or come and meet the author at a series of launch events in Guernsey and London.

In Guernsey

  • Saturday 4 November – Book signing, Press Bookshop, Smith Street
  • Tuesday 7 November – Dramatic Book Launch, Guille-Allès Library, 7pm (fully booked)

In London

 

New book – Zoffany’s Daughter by Stephen Foster

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new Blue Ormer book – Zoffany’s Daughter: Love and Treachery on a small island by Stephen Foster.

It tells the true story of Cecilia Horne, daughter of the painter Johan Zoffany, who was imprisoned in Guernsey in 1825 for child abduction.

You can find out more about the book at www.zoffanysdaughter.com.

And you can pre-order your copy on our Zoffany’s Daughter page.

Continue reading New book – Zoffany’s Daughter by Stephen Foster

Stone Witness launch, Priaulx Library 13 May 2017

Richard Fleming (photo: Ciprian Ilie)

Last Saturday saw the launch of Richard Fleming’s new collection of poetry, Stone Witness.

A good sized crowd at the Priaulx Library listened to Richard read a number of poems from the collection, including the title, Stone Witness, commissioned by the BBC for National Poets Day, and inspired by La Gran’mère du Chimquière, the statue-menhir which stands outside St Martins Church.

For more details of Richard’s new collection of poetry, please see Stone Witness.

Stone Witness has arrived!

Richard Fleming with Stone Witness (photo: Jane Fleming)

Stone Witness has just arrived from the printers. And here is the author, Richard Fleming, reviewing the very first copy.

If you would like to know more about Richard and his work – see his blog at http://redhandwriter.blogspot.com/.

We are holding a Book Launch, where Richard will read a selection of his poems, at the Priaulx Library on 13 May at 1pm (click here for the Stone Witness flyer).

If you would like to order a copy – please visit our Online Store.

Book Launch and Poetry Reading – Stone Witness by Richard Fleming

We are delighted to announce the publication of a new collection of poetry from Guernsey’s leading contemporary poet, Richard Fleming.

Stone Witness will be launched at the Priaulx Library on Saturday 13 May at 1pm, where Richard will read a selection of his poems and copies of his book will be available at a special launch price of £5.00 (retail price £6.99).

For more details about the event, click here to download a Stone Witness flyer.

If you are unable to make the event, you can buy your copy from our Online Store and select retail outlets in Guernsey.

New book launch: Stone Witness by Richard Fleming

We are delighted to announce the publication of a new collection of poetry from Guernsey’s foremost contemporary poet, Richard Fleming.

This eclectic new collection deals with themes of love and death, old and new gods, nostalgia for a vanished age and the challenge of life in the 21st Century.

The collection includes ‘Stone Witness’ (La Gran’mère du Chimquière), a poem about the relationship between Guernsey’s iconic granite figure and the islanders themselves, which was commissioned by the BBC for National Poetry Day in 2016.

We are planning a book launch at the Priaulx Library at 1pm on 13 May – more details to follow.

If you would like to order a copy – please see our Online Store.

New booklet: The Trail of Ebenezer Le Page

We are delighted to announce the publication of a new booklet The Trail of Ebenezer Le Page by Stephen Foote.

It is intended as a guide for those interested in G.B. Edwards’s classic Guernsey novel The Book of Ebenezer Le Page.

The booklet guides the reader around the main locations in the novel, as well as those associated with its author, G.B. Edwards.

Extensively illustrated with photographs, maps and quotes from relevant sections of the novel.

The author, Stephen Foote, worked closely with Edward Chaney on Genius Friend, his biography of G.B. Edwards.

The booklet is available in select outlets in Guernsey, as well as from our Online Store.