The second book we will be launching at this year’s festival is the second part of Gregory Stevens Cox’s trilogy about Victor Hugo’s exile in the Channel Islands – Victor Hugo Explores Guernsey.
It’s only three weeks away now, and tickets are selling fast – so book your place soon – using this link to the Guernsey Literary Festival website.
In the 1860s Victor Hugo, following five well-established tourist routes, made more than 200 carriage drives exploring Guernsey’s country parishes.
His early explorations informed his essay L’Archipel de la Manche – intended as an introduction to The Toilers of the Sea.
Victor Hugo Explores Guernsey (extensively illustrated with images of the period) follows the routes that Hugo took, the diversions he made, and relates them to his writings..
About the Author
Gregory Stevens Cox has spent over fifty years researching Victor Hugo’s life in the Channel Islands. He has written five monographs on Victor Hugo’s exile and was one of the founders of the Victor Hugo in Guernsey Society.
Victor Hugo Explores Guernsey, his latest work, is part of a trilogy published by Blue Ormer which started with Victor Hugo’s St Peter Port (2018) and will be completed with Victor Hugo and the Sea, to be launched at the Victor Hugo in Guernsey Society conference in June 2019.