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BBC Radio Guernsey Interview

The full Radio Guernsey interview, along with pictures from the book and photographs from Guernsey, can now be seen on YouTube!

The interview starts with an extract read by Jenny Kendall-Tobias and goes on to cover the motivation behind this 500 Years history of the Lihou Family and island life on Guernsey and Alderney.

After the success of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie book (and now film), a brief mention of my debut novel Rachel’s Shoe is also included.

Click below to watch!

Links to PDF eBook (compatible with all major readers, computers and smartphones) and Amazon:

500 Years eBook

500 Years on Amazon.co.uk

500 Years on Amazon.com

500 Years on Amazon.ca

500 Years on Amazon.com.au

500 Years of Island Life


Latest book – 500 Years of Island Life

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.

Available in the UK and Channel Islands – click here

Available in the USA – click here

Also available on world-wide Amazon sites