A group of local writers have been putting Jersey’s rich heritage into words and have published their first book.
"Once Upon an Island" features 21 short stories - tales of murder, love, wartime and peace – all inspired by Jersey’s historic sites and its people.
The Book’s editor Julia Hunt said: “The stories take you on a journey around the island, through time and history. Each of the 21 authors offers a different perspective on some of Jersey’s most beautiful and important locations. Jersey is often depicted by artists, but this is one of the first attempts to represent the island through fiction.”
It’s the first book to be published by Jersey Writers – a new support and networking group for local writers.
Jersey Writers’ founder Gwyn Garfield-Bennett said: “We decided to publish the book to support Jersey Heritage in the first year of the Channel Islands Heritage Festival. Our writers work across a range of genres, from screen writing to novels, crime, history and even food. Once Upon an Island was an opportunity for us to work together and focus on something we all have in common; our love of Jersey and its heritage.”
The book goes on sale on Liberation Day at the big do in People’s Park or you can get hold of it afterwards from Amazon and from Jersey Heritage outlets. 25% of the sales profits will go to Jersey Heritage.
You can find out more about Once Upon and Island and Jersey Writers here.
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