The next event we have planned for the Genius Friend world tour is – the Alderney Literary Festival on 18 – 20 March.
Edward Chaney will return to the county in which he first met Gerald Edwards through his great-aunt Josephine, who lived in Upwey. Gerald was living in the same village with the Snell family, where he completed his only novel, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page.
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Since our last update, Genius Friend has been in the news around the UK.
Nige of The Dabbler reviewed the book for this notable blog. He wrote:
Chaney’s biography is a heroic feat of research and contains probably as much as is ever going to be known about the mysterious Edwards.
For the full review see ‘Cryptic and Mystifying’: G.B. Edwards and The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, The Dabbler, 18 November 2015
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G.B. Edwards & The Book of Ebenezer Le Page.
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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.
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We are delighted to announce that Blue Ormer will be publishing a biography of G.B. Edwards this autumn written by Professor Edward Chaney.
G.B. Edwards is best known for his only novel, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page which was published posthumously in 1981 to critical acclaim. However very little has been known about his upbringing in Guernsey, and his life before he settled in Weymouth in the early 1970s.
In the 35 years since the novel was published, Professor Chaney has been researching the life of his reclusive friend, collecting stories and anecdotes from his friends and relations, revealing how extensively the author plundered his own experiences as inspiration for the events which shape his novel.
The book will be published this autumn. To keep abreast of the latest news, please follow us on Twitter (@blueormer) or Like our Facebook page (Blue Ormer). Or you can subscribe to our mailing list, using the link on our main page.
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