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Guernsey's Countryside, an
introduction to the history of the rural landscape

Guernsey's Countryside, an introduction to the history of the rural landscape
Richard Hocart
La Societe Guernesiaise
Price: £9.50

This book traces the development of our rural landscape from prehistory to the present day. It covers many themes such as fiefs, settlement patterns, roads, houses, fields (particularly the enclosure of open fields), banks and trees, mills and churches and will include local peculiarities such as rabbit warrens, fief courts, stone well heads and abreuvoirs.It is written for the general reader and is illustrated with 90 photographs (85 in colour) and six maps.  



Gouliot Caves

Gouliot Caves
Ann Allen
La Société Guernesiaise.
Price: £2.00

Ann Allen's leaflet on the Gouliot Caves has been updated by the author and illustrated in colour by photographs from the Guernsey Biological Records Centre. It was released as a 12 page booklet to mark the opening of the caves and Gouliot Headland in Sark as a Ramsar Site in April 2007.  



Guernsey Bird Guide and Map

Guernsey Bird Guide and Map
Vic & Jill Froome
La Société Guernesiaise.
Price: £2.00

A new version of the popular map & guide to the best birdwatching sites in Guernsey.  



Wild Flowers of the Bailiwick of Guernsey

Wild Flowers of the Bailiwick of Guernsey
Edited by Griff Caldwell, with illustrations by Wendy Bramall
La Société Guernesiaise.
Price: £3.00

Written primarily for non-botanists and children, this beautifully illustrated book contains short descriptions of 160 well-known wild flowers found in Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm, and the habitats in which they are normally found. 40pp and 16 colour plates.  



The Rocks and Scenery of Guernsey

The Rocks and Scenery of Guernsey
Mick de Pomerai and Andy Robinson
La Société Guernesiaise.
Price: £4.50

The booklet contains an outline of the geological history of Guernsey, together with eight itineraries or geological walks which can be taken on the Island and on Herm. They are all illustrated.  



Important Sites for Birds in the Channel Islands

Important Sites for Birds in the Channel Islands
Paul Veron
La Société Guernesiaise.
Price: £7.00

A landmark for the conservation of birds in the Bailiwick. This book sets out the most important sites for birds in the Channel Islands. Not surprisingly seabirds and waders feature highly and this book will be useful to a wide range of people including birdwatchers, conservation organisations and developers.  



The Collected Works of Marjorie Ozanne, 1897-1973.  In Guernsey-French with English translations. Volume 1.

The Collected Works of Marjorie Ozanne, 1897-1973. In Guernsey-French with English translations. Volume 1.
Edited and translated by Ken Hill.
La Société Guernesiaise.
Price: £6.90

Marjorie Ozanne was born in 1897. During her early years Guernsey-French was spoken at home. She trained in England as a teacher. During the period 1949 - 1965, she wrote numerous stories which were published in Guernsey-French in the Guernsey Evening Press. Ken Hill, a Guernseyman, has collected and translated into English many stories and a number of short plays and sketches by Marjorie Ozanne.  



The Collected Works of Marjorie Ozanne, 1897-1973.  In Guernsey-French with English translations. Volume 2.

The Collected Works of Marjorie Ozanne, 1897-1973. In Guernsey-French with English translations. Volume 2.
Edited and translated by Ken Hill.
La Société Guernesiaise.
Price: £6.90

Marjorie Ozanne was born in 1897. During her early years Guernsey-French was spoken at home. She trained in England as a teacher. During the period 1949 - 1965, she wrote numerous stories which were published in Guernsey-French in the Guernsey Evening  



The Re-Excavation of the Déhus Chambered Mound at Paradis, Vale, Guernsey

The Re-Excavation of the Déhus Chambered Mound at Paradis, Vale, Guernsey
V.C.C. Collum
La Société Guernesiaise.
Price: £10.00

An illustrated account of the re-excavation undertaken for the States of Guernsey by Sir Robert Mond.  



The Common Life on the Seashore of the Channel Islands

The Common Life on the Seashore of the Channel Islands
Gene Rowe
La Société Guernesiaise.
Price: £3.00

Designed for amateur naturalists, visitors to the Channel Islands and children, the booklet describes 60 flora and fauna commonly found on the seashore in the islands.  



Diary of the German Occupation of Guernsey

Diary of the German Occupation of Guernsey
J.C. Sauvary
Guernsey Press
Price: £12.00

A fascinating account of the Occupation giving a humorous insight into local life with its difficulties.  



Glossary of Guernsey Place Names

Glossary of Guernsey Place Names
Marie de Garis
La Société Guernesiaise.
Price: £4.50

An offprint from a past Transactions  



Checklist of Guernsey Plants

Checklist of Guernsey Plants
Bridget Ozanne
La Société Guernesiaise.
Price: £5.00

The checklist is seen as the first step in compiling a new flora of the Bailiwick of Guernsey. The list includes all species recorded from Guernsey with brief notes on their habitat, distribution and abundance and information on recent records from the other islands in the Bailiwick.  



The Distribution of Breeding Seabirds in the Bailiwick of Guernsey 1986-90

The Distribution of Breeding Seabirds in the Bailiwick of Guernsey 1986-90
Mike G Hill
La Société Guernesiaise.
Price: £5.00

The author conducted his own very detailed survey of the breeding seabirds in Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm during the years 1986-1990, and compared the figures from a similar count in 1969.  



James Saumarez

James Saumarez
David Shayer
La Société Guernesiaise.
Price: £12.00

The life and achievements of Admiral Lord de Saumarez of Guernsey  



Guernsey Sundials

Guernsey Sundials
David & Dorothy Le Conte
La Société Guernesiaise.
Price: £3.00

The most interesting sundials of Guernsey, with a general history of sundials and designs specific to the island  



Guernsey Emigrants to Australia 1828 - 1899

Guernsey Emigrants to Australia 1828 - 1899
David Kreckeler
La Société Guernesiaise.
Price: £11.00

During the last three-quarters of the nineteenth century 1229 Guernseymen emigrated to Australia. They are all listed in this book, with a short biography of each one. The ships on which they travelled are listed, together with their Channel Islands sea captains.  



Peter de Havilland - Bailiff. A History of his Life 1747 - 1821

Peter de Havilland - Bailiff. A History of his Life 1747 - 1821
Richard Hocart
La Société Guernesiaise.
Price: £10.00

Peter de Havilland kept letter books, ie copies of his correspondence, which still exist. Richard Hocart draws extensively on these to present a rounded portrait of de Havilland, describing his family life, as well as his role in the administration of justice and Island government. It is a very readable book.  



The Royal Guernsey Militia. A short history and list of officers

The Royal Guernsey Militia. A short history and list of officers
Major Edwin Parks
La Société Guernesiaise.
Price: £9.00

Includes 16 coloured illustrations showing officers and soldiers in 19th and 19th century uniforms. The list of officers goes back to the 18th century.  



Guernsey Connections

Guernsey Connections
Heather Sebire
La Société Guernesiaise.
Price: £10.00

Archaeological and historical papers in honour of Bob Burns.  



Notebook of Pierre Le Roy<br><i>and</i> <br>Josué Le Roy, 1649-1709, the youngest son of Pierre Le Roy

Notebook of Pierre Le Roy
and
Josué Le Roy, 1649-1709, the youngest son of Pierre Le Roy
edited by G. E. Lee
E B Moulin
Published in 1893
Offprint from the 1951 Transa
Price: £10.00

Pierre Le Roy, 1600-1675 was a schoolmaster of St Martin's Parish in Guernsey. This is edited from the original french manuscript, with parallel English translation, introduction and notes by G.E. Lee, MA, FSA. The second publication which concerns his youngest son is an offprint from the 1951 Transactions.  



Guernesiais: A Grammatical Survey

Guernesiais: A Grammatical Survey
Marie de Garis
La Société Guernesiaise.
Price: £4.50

A detailed study of the grammar of Guernesiais  



Folklore of Guernsey

Folklore of Guernsey
Marie de Garis
La Société Guernesiaise.
Price: £9.99

Stories of fairies, witchcraft, apparitions and other hauntings, children's games, folktales and ballads, old cures and the lore of plants, ancient customs.  



The Secret History of Guernsey Marmalade

The Secret History of Guernsey Marmalade
W.M. Mathew
La Société Guernesiaise.
Price: £5.50

In 1857, James Keiller & Son of Dundee, the celebrated pioneers of marmalade manufacture, set up a branch in Guernsey. Its purpose was to evade costly sugar duties, and in time it evolved into a base for the firm's nascent export trade. After 1874, when Britain permitted the free importing of sugar, the establishment lost much of its rationale, and it was closed down in 1879.  



L'Erée Ramsar Walk

L'Erée Ramsar Walk
Guernsey Biological Records Centre
La Société Guernesiaise.
Price: £2.00

This colour booklet describes walks around the Ramsar site on the west coast of Guernsey and is essential for anyone interested in the natural history, geology or history of the area.  



Field Key to the Commonest and Most Conspicuous Species of Channel Island Mosses and Liverworts

Field Key to the Commonest and Most Conspicuous Species of Channel Island Mosses and Liverworts
Adapted from E.V. Watsons' key by C.T. David
La Société Guernesiaise.
Price: £2.00

Adapted from E.V. Watsons' key by C.T. David, this includes only species found in the Channel Islands and so is easier to use than the original which covered the whole of the British Isles. It is extensively illustrated with colour photographs and notes are given on how common each species is. 28pp. A5.  



One Hundred Years of Health

One Hundred Years of Health
Dr David Jeffs
Guernsey Board of Health
Price: £7.50

 





 
   
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