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GIVEAWAY from GUERNSEY: The Inheritance by Anne Allen – 4 copies (2 paperback/2 digital)

7th July 2019



The Inheritance by Anne Allen1862 Young widow Eugénie is left bereft when her husband dies suddenly and faces an uncertain future in Guernsey. A further tragedy brings her to the attention of Monsieur Victor Hugo, living in exile on the island in his opulent house only yards away from Eugénie’s home. Their meeting changes her life and she becomes his copyist, forming a strong friendship with both Hugo and his mistress, Juliette Drouet.

2012 Doctor Tess Le Prevost, Guernsey born though now living in Exeter, is shocked to inherit her Great-Aunt’s house on the island. As a child she was entranced by Doris’s tales of their ancestor, Eugénie, whose house this once was, and who, according to family myth, was particularly close to Hugo. Was he the real father of her child? Tess is keen to find out and returning to the island presents her with the ideal opportunity.

Will she discover the truth about Eugénie and Hugo? A surprise find may hold the answer as Tess embraces new challenges which test her strength – and her heart.


We are delighted to be able to offer you two paperback copies (UK only) and two digital copies (international) of The Inheritance! Just tell us what you associate with the wonderful island of Guernsey in the comments section below! Do this by midnight, Saturday 20th July 2019 and the first four names out of the hat will be sent copies. PLEASE SPECIFY IF YOU ARE UK AND THUS ELIGIBLE FOR A PAPERBACK COPY!

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  1. User: tripfiction

    Posted on: 28/07/2019 at 4:36 pm

    Susan G’s name came out of the hat, together with Miriam S, Philip C and Lynn B


  2. User: Tess P

    Posted on: 20/07/2019 at 3:21 pm

    I think of the potato peel pie book now… Previously I would have said sunshine.


  3. User: Milli

    Posted on: 19/07/2019 at 11:42 am

    Sun, good food and spectacular scenery.
    UK based


  4. User: Pat Stubbs

    Posted on: 16/07/2019 at 2:42 pm

    Love the scenery and coastal walks. Also like St Peter Port bustling but also very relaxing.
    Live in UK


  5. User: Debbie Hankins

    Posted on: 15/07/2019 at 6:36 pm

    I grew up on a dairy farm in Iowa, so I think of cows


  6. User: Susan Gilley

    Posted on: 15/07/2019 at 6:32 pm

    My Mum and her friend used to go to Guernsey for a weeks holiday each year. I always think of this when Guernsey is mentioned.


  7. User: Helen Clayton

    Posted on: 15/07/2019 at 5:32 pm

    It’s the book and movie of Potato Peel Society plus the cows and cream they produce!


  8. User: Barbara Holdhusen

    Posted on: 15/07/2019 at 3:05 pm

    Never been to Guernsey but it is on my list! I think of the WW2 and the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society!


  9. User: Sara Ainsworth

    Posted on: 15/07/2019 at 12:38 pm

    I associate it with it’s beautiful beaches and military history. I visited Jersey in 2015 and I fell in love with the place. Guernsey is on my to go list.


  10. User: Joanne McGrath

    Posted on: 15/07/2019 at 11:45 am

    When I think of Guernsey I think of Sir Isaac Brock who was born there. Here in the Niagara Region (Canada) there is a university named after him and a fabulous statue of him in Queenston Heights which overlooks the Niagara River. I also think of the Guernsey sweater that my husband bought for me on his trip to Guernsey in 2012.


  11. User: Lynn Brown

    Posted on: 15/07/2019 at 11:25 am

    I always think of Guernsey sweaters – growing up my Dad always talked of Guernsey and Jersey sweaters. It’s somewhere I would love to see it one day, as I understand in the film the Guernsey Literary and Potato pie society they used Cornwall!


  12. User: Kim Armstrong

    Posted on: 15/07/2019 at 11:01 am

    I always think of beautiful Cobo bay and big walks along the beach when I visit. I am in UK (Northern Ireland).


  13. User: Elaine Orr

    Posted on: 15/07/2019 at 10:31 am

    The first thing I think off is The Guernsey Literary and Potato pie society novel which I read and enjoyed.


  14. User: Debbie Mason

    Posted on: 15/07/2019 at 9:51 am

    I have a very good friend who comes from Guernsey, and she is always saying how it’s a wonderful place, one day I’ll go!!!


  15. User: Sara Hill

    Posted on: 11/07/2019 at 7:48 pm

    My husband and I had a lovely holiday in Guernsey about 5 years ago, What we particularly enjoyed was walking the coastal paths and finding some beautiful orchids. As the island is really quite small we were able to walk for miles, Our hotel was almost next door to Victor Hugo’s house so that was memorable too.


  16. User: N millard

    Posted on: 11/07/2019 at 6:26 pm

    A glorious place with a perfect climate.
    Yes, I live in the UK


  17. User: lapsapchung

    Posted on: 11/07/2019 at 10:46 am

    Oh and PS I’m in the UK but you already know that LOL


  18. User: lapsapchung

    Posted on: 11/07/2019 at 10:46 am

    Tomatoes. I remember the tomato ads of the 1960s – “Slice into a Guernsey tom!” so I was very saddened to visit the island a few years ago and see all the tomato farms and their greenhouses standing derelict.


  19. User: ALYSON READ

    Posted on: 10/07/2019 at 7:27 am



  20. User: Philipa Coughlan

    Posted on: 08/07/2019 at 6:22 pm

    Lovely friends and Victor Hugo!
    Am in UK (Eastbourne on sunny Sussex coast so can wave to you!)


  21. User: Susan Gilley

    Posted on: 08/07/2019 at 5:59 pm

    Beautiful flowers. Carnations especially. Sunshine and fewer cars!! UK resident.


  22. User: Paul Bingham

    Posted on: 08/07/2019 at 3:56 pm

    The Nazi invasion in the Second World Wr


  23. User: Leah Tonna

    Posted on: 08/07/2019 at 6:09 am

    I loved Guernsey, enjoyed a beautiful holiday there when my teenage daughter was working in a hotel on the island. The flowers, the views, the beaches, the food & the people…..all lovely.


  24. User: Miriam Smith

    Posted on: 07/07/2019 at 8:40 pm

    It’s dairy products! Paperback please


  25. User: David

    Posted on: 07/07/2019 at 8:22 pm

    Hi! I’ve never been to Guernsey but have seen clips of it on the tv so what I associate with it is Guernsey cows. I am in the UK. Thank you.


  26. User: Maureen Julian

    Posted on: 07/07/2019 at 8:00 pm

    I live in the UK. Guernsey is somewhere I would love to visit. To me I think about Guernsey cows and wonderful flowers and birds as depicted on their beautiful stamps.

    If I’m lucky, I would like a paperback copy please. Fingers crossed!


  27. User: Debbie MacRae

    Posted on: 07/07/2019 at 7:49 pm

    The beautiful people of Guernsey.

    Of Loves thought lost and found again.

    But most of all ,will always be home no matter where I am.


  28. User: Lesley Morton-Evans

    Posted on: 07/07/2019 at 7:24 pm

    Without a doubt, delicious Guernsey cream served with cake !

    U.K. & paperback


  29. User: Margaret Gallagher

    Posted on: 07/07/2019 at 6:34 pm

    I’m UK – love paperback over e books any day
    ( ALREADY posted comment )


  30. User: Margaret Gallagher

    Posted on: 07/07/2019 at 6:32 pm

    Guernsey dairy herds with the most AMAZING milk and cream products
    A stunning part of the world


  31. User: Linda Rumsey

    Posted on: 07/07/2019 at 6:13 pm

    Beautiful, sunny beaches
    Paperback copy please.


  32. User: Janine Phillips

    Posted on: 07/07/2019 at 6:07 pm

    Gorgeous beaches x
    paperback please x


  33. User: Rachel Hall

    Posted on: 07/07/2019 at 5:56 pm

    And UK paperback for me, apologies!


  34. User: Rachel Hall

    Posted on: 07/07/2019 at 5:54 pm

    The infamous cows!


  35. User: Andrea Hedgcock

    Posted on: 07/07/2019 at 5:42 pm

    That it has the 2nd oldest tennis club in the world! – UK (pbk)


  36. User: Claire Harris

    Posted on: 07/07/2019 at 5:42 pm

    I remember having a short break in Guernsey in the mid 80s with a friend, driving around the island visiting some beautiful little bays.
    Such a pretty island with a relaxed pace of life!


  37. User: Maureen Moss

    Posted on: 07/07/2019 at 5:31 pm

    UK….Guernsey The home of the most delicious milk and cream from the prettiest of cows who are living on the best the land can offer with it’s wild flowers, nutritious grass and lovely climate… being attended to by some of the most friendly and kindest people around.


  38. User: Thea

    Posted on: 07/07/2019 at 5:26 pm

    Beautiful beaches, friendly people and loads of history.


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