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).
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.
Last Thursday saw the official launch of our latest publication Guernsey As It Used To Be: A Tour of the Town in Victorian Times. There was a great turnout at the Priaulx Library, so thanks to everyone who came along.
We are delighted to announce the launch later this month of our second title “Guernsey As It Used To Be: A Tour of the Town in Victorian Times” by George W.J.L. Hugo.
This book, originally published in 1933, provides a fascinating insight into Guernsey, and in particular St Peter Port, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is packed with descriptions of the shops in town and the author’s reminiscences of the people who ran them.
Today a group of relatives and friends of G.B. Edwards gathered in Plumstead Cemetery, South East London to commemorate the centenary of the death of his step-sister Rose who died in 1917, whilst working as a ‘munitionette’ in Woolwich.
The August edition of Literary Review (Britain’s best-loved literary magazine) contains a review of Edward Chaney’s Genius Friend: G.B. Edwards and The Book of Ebenezer Le Page by William Palmer. He says:
… the author’s researches and his personal knowledge of Edwards do bring this strange and wayward man to life.
The launch of Edward Chaney’s Genius Friend: G.B. Edwards and The Book of Ebenezer Le Page has really been gathering pace since the start of the year.
The undoubted highlight of this Spring was the Alderney Literary Festival, which took place on the third largest Channel Island between 18-20 March. Edward Chaney talked about ‘The Nietzschean Islander’ focusing on the influence that the great German philosopher had on Gerald Edwards and his great novel. He also took part in a panel discussion with ex-MI5 Director-General, Dame Stella Rimington hosted by Charlie McArdle of BBC Radio Jersey.