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.

New Release: Guernsey Legends

We are delighted to announce our first new book of 2018 – Guernsey Legends –   by Jane  Mosse and Frances Lemmon.

A collection of poetry and paintings inspired by Guernsey Folk Lore by Sir Edgar MacCulloch.

You can read more about it on our Guernsey Legends page – or order your copy using the link to the right.

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 store.

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



Zoffany’s Daughter – the countdown begins …

This week sees the launch of Stephen Foster’s new book “Zoffany’s Daughter: Love and Treachery on a Small Island”.

It tells the story of Cecilia Horne, daughter of famous painter, Johan Zoffany, who was imprisoned in Guernsey in 1825 for child abduction.

The official launch is 31 October – but you can pre-order a copy from our online store.

Or come and meet the author at a series of launch events in Guernsey and London.

In Guernsey

  • Saturday 4 November – Book signing, Press Bookshop, Smith Street
  • Tuesday 7 November – Dramatic Book Launch, Guille-Allès Library, 7pm (fully booked)

In London


New book – Zoffany’s Daughter by Stephen Foster

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new Blue Ormer book – Zoffany’s Daughter: Love and Treachery on a small island by Stephen Foster.

It tells the true story of Cecilia Horne, daughter of the painter Johan Zoffany, who was imprisoned in Guernsey in 1825 for child abduction.

You can find out more about the book at

And you can pre-order your copy on our Zoffany’s Daughter page.

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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

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.