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Discovered Island
The discovered islands

This selection collects the writings of those who have discovered the islands for themselves.

Here are also included those writers, starting with Geoffrey of Monmouth who are likely to have only visited the islands in their imaginations. To contemporary writers who have fallen in love with the Baliwick.

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the discovered islands
Geoffrey of Monmouth excerpt from History of the Kings of Britain, from about 1150.

Olaudah Equiano excerpt from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olouda Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, The African. Written by Himself first published in 1789.

Victor Hugo excerpt from The Toilers of the Sea 1866.

Mervyn Peake excerpt from Mr Pye(1953), and two Sark poems.

Renée Monamy a poem from Guernsey, my island 1985.

Tim Binding, excerpt from Island Madness, 1998.

Richard Fleming Funeral at Torteval 2008.

Jane Mosse Captain Mahy's Cat 2008

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