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Monday, 31 January 2011

A Guernsey Double

I have just finished reading 'A Guernsey Double' by poets Peter Kenny and Richard Fleming. A truly emotive work, it brings back many deep-rooted memories of my childhood on the island. I particularly enjoyed Peter's 'Night Walk' and 'Erbaut 1942,' both dark poems with the power to provoke. Even the strongest sceptic would feel bound to question his own mortality. But you don't need to love Guernsey to enjoy this book - the message is there for us all.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Guernsey poppies...

I love poppies but nothing beats the sight of Guernsey poppies growing in the wild on a summer's day. This photo was taken in June 2010 near Saints Bay. It inspires me every time I sit down to write. Who needs January? Roll on the summer.....

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Guernsey or Blackpool? Writer's choice!

I live on the outskirts of Blackpool but I was born in Guernsey. They both have sea, sand and sunshine (in summer, at least!) and they both mean something to me.  Are there any   Blackpudlians out there now living in the Channel Islands? Or any Guernsey folk living in Lancashire? If so - please get in touch...