OUT NOW: A Short History of Guernsey by Peter Johnston (6th edition)
The book has been extensively revised and update in the light of recent archaeological discoveries as well as including events which have happened since the last edition was published in 1994. Considerable work has also gone into the illustrations, many of which are in full colour throughout, as well as significantly enhanced appendices with suggestions for further reading, and a timeline from 10,000 BC – 2013.
This book will be available from local bookshops and other outlets in Guernsey, as well as direct from the Society.
For details of how to order your copy see ‘A Short of History of Guernsey’
Published by Thomas De La Rue for the Guernsey Society in 1963, this book
outlines the development of farmhouses in Guernsey, packed with
plenty of example with details of their history, plans and photographs.
For more details see The Guernsey Farmhouse on Donkipedia.
(The Guernsey Society, London 1946)
“… The Society is publishing a book by Mr Ralph Durand entitled Guernsey Under German Rule. The Hon Secretary, who has read the manuscript, strongly recommends it to the notice of members… The book was written in response to a request made by the Bailiff in the early days of the German occupation. Mr Durand describes many aspects of the occupation in a most interesting way, and, though not free of criticism, he seems to have maintained a very fair balance in his judgement of events”.
Bulletin of the Guernsey Society, January 1946.
(Guernsey Society 1966)
An introduction to those features of life in Guernsey which are characteristic of the Island. Drawn from a selection of articles that have appeared in the Review of the Guernsey Society, where necessary brought up-to-date.
The first authoratitive account of the administration of the Channel Islands during the Tudor period, written by a former civil servant with intimate knowledge of the sources.
In the 1948 edition of The Review, the Council announced the publication of Eagleston’s book:
“The Council felt that it was appropriate that this important work on Island History should be printed in Guernsey itself … The book will have about 260 pages and 8 full page half-tone blocks taken from extremely attractive and interesting prints taken from about 1650; it will be an attractive volume of great local interest and historical value … The Council is indebted to Professor J Le Patourel for making ready for the Press the typescript written by Mr Eagleston.”