The Lihou family have lived in the Bailiwick of Guernsey for at least as long as records have been kept on the island. Fortunately, those records include all the generations of at least one family, my family, from the year 1445 to present times.
However, it is no easy task to trace sixteen generations over 500 years amongst the many records on the island. But local researchers stepped forward and did just that, enabling me to write the story of one branch of the Lihou family, an unbroken record from the end of medieval times to the twenty-first century.
It took several years to complete and will, I hope, appeal not just to members of the Lihou family and those who are interested in the island of Guernsey, but also to social historians.