Tag Archives: Catriona Stares

Guernsey Literary Festival

The first Guernsey Literary Festival seemed to me to be a success. I think the benefits of this festival will be immense in the long term. If Guernsey is an island that, with its many other blessings, is seen as … Continue reading

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Appointment with Venus

My friend Catriona lent me this 1951 novel by Jerrard Tickell, an Irish novelist (1905-1966). Appointment with Venus was made into a film the same year, with a cast which included David Niven, Kenneth More, Glynis Johns and others, and … Continue reading

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Meeting Guernsey Arts Commission

Went to Guernsey in June and had a meeting with the Guernsey Arts Commission, about creating an Anthology of Guernsey writing. Liked the Chairman Tony Gallienne right off the bat. The meeting was inconclusive, but they were encouraging. I spent … Continue reading

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Creating an anthology for Guernsey

So to catch up on recent activity. I returned from a short trip to my former home of Guernsey recently where I presented to the Arts Commission, who were interested in the project. So I am shortly about to kick … Continue reading

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Poems on the Buses, Guernsey

I lived in Guernsey as a child. It is my spiritual home which I still visit at least once a year. Recently there has been a mini artistic revolution. Last year local writers have been encouraged to come out into … Continue reading

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