Genius Friend update – Summer 2015

It’s been a few months since our last announcement – but a lot has been happening! We have now finalised the book’s title, sold out the first Guernsey Literary Festival event and are busy preparing for next month’s launch.

Book Title: Genius Friend

We have now finalised the title of the book:

Genius Friend: G.B. Edwards and The Book of Ebenezer Le Page

It is inspired by a quotation from J.S. Collis, who, in his 1982 review of The Book of Ebenezer Le Page in the Spectator magazine, said

… we always considered him “our genius friend”.

Guernsey Literary Festival, 17-20 September

glf2015_whiteEdward Chaney’s interview with Jenny Kendall-Tobias on Thursday 17th September has sold out. Don’t worry, as a second slot has been added, on Sunday 20th September, at 10:45. Tickets are available from the Festival website. We are grateful to Bedell Cristin for sponsoring the event.

On 9 July, the Literary Festival blog featured a guest blog post from Steve Foote about Edward’s book.21 - Gerald and Kathleen

On 25 July, the Guernsey Press ran a feature on the festival, featuring an interview with Edward Chaney by Nick Le Mesurier. Edward said:

I think the novel is a bit of a miracle really, and the more I’ve discovered about Gerald before I knew him, the more I believe it to be a work of … well genius, really

On 7 August, the Ebenezer Le Page Book Bench was launched at Castle Cornet. It has been decorated with scenes from the book by local artists Charlie Buchanan, Lauren Perry and Sam O’Neil, and is now on display in Market Square. Bookbench

Countdown to Launch

We are now busy finalising the book and cover design, ready to go to press very soon – so watch this space for news on that and how to pre-order your copy!