The Silent War by Frank Falla

We are pleased to announce that we shall shortly be republishing “The Silent War” by Frank Falla.

Frank Falla was a journalist in Guernsey during the German Occupation of the Channel Islands. By day, he worked on a local newspaper, fighting with the German censor. By night, like many other islanders, he defied the enemy.

After radios were confiscated in 1942, Frank was recruited into the Guernsey Underground News Service (GUNS), bringing BBC news to other islanders, including the Bailiff. This dangerous work carried severe penalties. In 1944, after being betrayed by an informant, Frank and his GUNS friends were deported to Nazi prisons, where they were ill-treated and carried out forced labour.

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Guernsey Legends – launch event 7 April 2018

You are cordially invited to the official launch of “Guernsey Legends” by Jane Mosse and Frances Lemmon.

Come along and learn more about Guernsey Folklore and the poetry and paintings that these stories inspired.

You can learn more about the book on our Guernsey Legends page.

Saturday 7 April, 2pm at the Priaulx Library

All welcome!

Legends Flyer Launch

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)

Guernsey Literary Festival 10-13 May 2018

It’s great to see three new Blue Ormer books on the Guernsey Literary Festival’s programme for 2018. The festival, now an annual event, has just started announcing the events for this year on their brand new website.

“Guernsey Legends” is a vibrant collection of poetry and paintings by Jane Mosse and Frances Lemmon inspired by Guernsey’s folklore.

Hear them talk about how they found inspiration in tales of ghostly goats, vengeful witches, drunken sailors and lovesick maids on Thursday 10 May at 1pm at the Guille-Allès Library.

 

“John Wilson, Guernsey’s Architect” by Simon Coombe celebrates the work of the architect responsible for some of the island’s finest Regency buildings including Elizabeth College, St James, Castle Carey and the Markets.

Join Simon and friends on 14 May at 6pm for an illustrated talk at St James followed by an optional walking tour around some of Wilson’s works.

“Where Seagulls Dare and other tales from Herm Island” is a collection of short stories set in Herm by Paul Sherman. An eclectic mix that includes two ghost stories, an adventure story, a human-interest story, a comic story and much more – each set in an island location.  

Paul would love to walk you around the island, giving you snippets of the tales as we go. Join him on 10 May at 2pm at Herm harbour.