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 www.blueormer.co.uk 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 www.zoffanysdaughter.com.

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 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.