Bordeaux Bay

Bordeaux Bay
Watercolour by Tony Taylor http://www.paintingbreaksguernsey.com

Saturday, 25 April 2015

ANOTHER CHANEY LINK

Staying on the subject of all things Chaney, Olivia’s father, Professor Edward Chaney, will later this year publish his long-awaited biography of celebrated Guernsey writer, G B Edwards, author of that much-loved modern classic, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page.

G B Edwards

Gerald Basil Edwards, who died in 1976, was a Guernsey-born writer and self-imposed exile, a contemporary of Middleton Murry, Katherine Mansfield and D H Lawrence

His one great novel was not published until after his death.
This Proustian tale, set in our small island but with universal themes, has been justly praised, worldwide, although Edwards himself has received little in the way of acclaim in his island birthplace, Guernsey.
Let’s hope that Edward Chaney’s forthcoming book will put this right.  


Link to Blue Ormer Publications:  http://www.blueormer.co.uk

Link to NY Review of Books:
http://www.nybooks.com/books/imprints/classics/the-book-of-ebenezer-le-page

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