Local Books for the Lock Down!

If you’re looking to make use of the time during the lockdown by catching up on your reading, or learning more about the Channel Islands – then you’ve come to the right place!

Blue Ormer published a range of local books – and the store also includes a number of other books of local interest, including the entire catalogue of Toucan Press.

Start exploring our range:

Don’t forget – free postage in the Bailiwick of Guernsey!

Special offer – 10% discount by using the code LOCKDOWN10 at checkout.

Special Offer: Victims of Nazi Persecution by Gilly Carr

We are pleased to announce a special offer on Gilly Carr’s latest book Victims of Nazi Persecution in the Channel Islands: A Legitimate Heritage?

Special offer: 72% discount

The recommended retail price is £90 for this hardback book from Bloomsbury Academic – but we have negotiated a special discounted price of £25 which is only available to residents of the Channel Islands.

Gilly’s latest book explores the long-term effects of Nazi persecution on the Channel Islands’ political prisoners during the German Occupation of World War II. It also examines the long-term neglect of their heritage and memory by both national and local governments since 1945.

The three-part book starts with the wartime experience of islanders in Nazi prisons and camps based on their own testimonies and examines the reception they faced on their return. The second part explores the compensation claims period of the 1960s, the role of Frank Falla, and the way political prisoners were actively excluded from the narrative of the occupation by the local authorities. The third part takes us from the 1960s to the present, looking at the fight for recognition by local ‘guardians of memory’ and the activism of ‘game changers’. The book finishes by examining the status quo today.

About the Author

Gilly Carr is Senior Lecturer and Academic Director in Archaeology at the Institute of Continuing Education at the University of Cambridge. She has carried out extensive research into the Channel Island Victims of Nazi Persecution and has published extensively on this subject. Gilly established the Frank Falla Archive in 2017 to commemorate the Channel Islands Victims of Nazi Persecution.

Special offer for fans of Ebenezer Le Page

Order “Genius Friend” – Edward Chaney’s biography of G.B. Edwards – and get a copy of “The Trail of Ebenezer Le Page” (normal price £3.99) absolutely free!

Edward Chaney became friends with Gerald Edwards when he was living in Weymouth in the 1970s, and encouraged him to finish writing The Book of Ebenezer Le Page. He was then instrumental in persuading Hamish Hamilton to publish it in 1981.

In 2015, he published “Genius Friend: G.B. Edwards and The Book of Ebenezer Le Page” – the story of Gerald’s life.

“The Trail of Ebenezer Le Page” is a guide to the places in Guernsey associated with G.B. Edwards and those that feature in his novel.

A great Christmas offer for fans of Ebenezer Le Page!

Pre-order “Where Seagulls Dare” today!

Paul Sherman’s “Where Seagulls Dare and other tales from Herm Island” is due to be published on 10 May at the Guernsey Literary Festival.

You can pre-order your copy today, and receive a signed copy by post when it is launched.

Simply specify the dedication you would like Paul to include in the text box on the right, click Add to Bag, and follow the instructions for payment – and we will post your signed copy on 10 May.

(Please note: we use Paypal to process Credit Card payments, but you do not need a Paypal account in order to pay by credit card)

Boxing Day sale!

Special Boxing Day offer from Blue Ormer – £2 off our latest book, Zoffany’s Daughter – including UK postage & packing.

For more details about the book – see our Zoffany’s Daughter page.

Offer lasts until 31 December 2017 – and only applies to purchases from www.blueormer.co.uk store.

Please note: Paypal account not necessary – simply follow instructions to “Pay with a debit or credit card”.