Category: Guernsey

A stew of intrigue

Hilary Ford, reflecting on the Gothic: “Have you ever thought of that – having a go at the Gothic?” I had read, enjoyed and admired Rebecca, but the image that immediately sprang to mind was...

Sarnia Cherie

‘Sarnia Cherie’, the anthem of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, was composed by George Deighton and Domenico Santangelo in 1911: Sarnia; dear Homeland, Gem of the sea. Island of beauty, my heart longs for thee. Thy...

First sight of the island

Sarnia went up on deck with the Jelains and stared about her. The morning was blue and still, the sea a deeper blue, with only the gentlest of swells on which the mail packet rocked,...