500 Years of Island Life

From the early 1400s to the 21st century, the island of Guernsey was a microcosm of society edging its way from feudalism towards democracy. During those 500 years, the Lihou family worked and lived on the island and their story is woven into many of the great events that have shaped, not just the island, but the wider world.

Sixteen generations of the Lihou family span the half-millennium of this story and with each generation, a unique view of the society and context of their everyday lives unfolds.

Where historical records have established the facts, as with Parish registers, they have been included. Oral history, books and reports have also provided much of the historical detail. But where no such records exist, conjecture has been used to create a possible version of events, which affords a rare glimpse into the lives of our ancestors.

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Rachel’s Shoe by Peter Lihou

Rachel's Shoe by Peter Lihou

Rachel's-Shoe-CoverThere was the bright light of a German patrol boat heading purposefully towards the Casquets. She had told him time and time again not to sail that far from Guernsey, no matter how tempting the catch.

An epic wartime drama set in the occupied Channel Island of Guernsey.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rachels-Shoe-Peter-Lihou/dp/0956534201/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1270848926&sr=1-1