by Richard Fleming
Strange Journey is the long-awaited full length collection from Richard Fleming, following from The Man Who Landed in A Guernsey Double. Strange Journey sees Fleming deftly collecting fragments of a life which began in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and saw him settle in Guernsey in the Channel Islands.
Filled with emotional depth charges, Strange Journey weaves passages of piercing beauty with struggles with depression, the elation of love, and nostalgia for lost childhood and the figures who loomed large in it.
'I set off as a boy and ended up/some kind of prehistoric chap,/ who finds himself, bewildered, miles/from where he started out, astonished /to have come this far/without a map.' Get your limited edition, signed copy from this site.
Defenders of Guernsey
by Peter Kenny
A beautiful Guernsey girl has been kidnapped. A ghostly goat is terrorising the parish of St Martin's. An evil force stirs in the forgotten island of Valinsey.
Tabby Marquis is on a mission to rescue her kidnapped sister. With two entirely Normal skeleton men, Skelton Yawngrave and Archibald Ferbrache, she faces a giant ghost, grim dolmens, a terrifying underground journey, a conger eel attack and a deadly battle on the stones of Saints Bay.
This story was launched on Friday 13th May 2011 for the first Guernsey literary festival. It is ideal for children between 9 and 99.
A Guernsey Double
The boy who fell upwards/The man who landed by Peter Kenny & Richard Fleming.
Supported by the Guernsey Arts Commission, this is a magical journey of exploration around the mysterious island of Guernsey in the company of poets Richard Fleming and Peter Kenny. Two books in one, Peter Kenny's 'The boy who fell upwards' and Richard Fleming's 'The man who landed'.
"Not since the extraordinarily poetic Book of Ebenezer le Page has a single volume made the soul of the island so unremittingly its focus. The results are powerfully moving: a work which deals with both losing a home and finding one. Two sides of the same coin. For Guernsey people, or visitors thei book is a rich addition to their experience of the island." Professor Edward Chaney, Faculty of Media, Arts and Society, Southampton Solent University.
The Anthology of Guernsey Literature
One of the best kept secrets of the beautiful islands of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm is the writing they have inspired. Victor Hugo, Mervyn Peake and G.B. Edwards have all found inspiration here. While today Mary Shaffer's bestseller The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Societyhas created a fresh wave of interest. This website aims to collect examples of writers' work about the Baliwick from the twelfth century up to the present day -- from some surprising sources. So please return from time to time, to see this unique collection take shape? Have a look at our sections: the home islands, the discovered islands, and the lost islands.