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 book launch: “Guernsey As It Used To Be”

We are delighted to announce the launch later this month of our second title “Guernsey As It Used To Be: A Tour of the Town in Victorian Times” by George W.J.L. Hugo.

This book, originally published in 1933, provides a fascinating insight into Guernsey, and in particular St Peter Port, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is packed with descriptions of the shops in town and the author’s reminiscences of the people who ran them.

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‘Patches, tricks and wickedness’ – Times Literary Supplement

TLS Cover, September 9This week’s Times Literary Supplement (edition dated 9 September 2016) features a review of Edward Chaney’s Genius Friend  entitled ‘Patches, tricks and wickedness’.

The reviewer, D.J. Taylor, calls it:

A consistently fascinating attempt to chart the life of a geniune literary outsider

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‘Guernsey’s Finest’ – Literary Review

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The August edition of Literary Review (Britain’s best-loved literary magazine) contains a review of Edward Chaney’s Genius Friend: G.B. Edwards and The Book of Ebenezer Le Page by William Palmer. He says:

… the author’s researches and his personal knowledge of Edwards do bring this strange and wayward man to life.

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Spring 2016 update

The launch of Edward Chaney’s Genius Friend: G.B. Edwards and The Book of Ebenezer Le Page has really been gathering pace since the start of the year.

The undoubted highlight of this Spring was the Alderney Literary Festival, which took place on the third largest Channel Island between 18-20 March. Edward Chaney talked about ‘The Nietzschean Islander’ focusing on the influence that the great German philosopher had on Gerald Edwards and his great novel. He also took part in a panel discussion with ex-MI5 Director-General, Dame Stella Rimington hosted by Charlie McArdle of BBC Radio Jersey.

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