Page 3, 8th May 1953

8th May 1953
Page 3
Page 3, 8th May 1953 — Islands on our doorstep

Report an error

Noticed an error on this page?
If you've noticed an error in this article please click here to report it.



Related articles

Revealing The Resilience Of The Human Spirit

Page 8 from 5th April 2002

Island's Bishop Protests

Page 5 from 5th August 1955


Page 6 from 3rd January 1941

Channel Islands Clergy Are Safe

Page 1 from 29th November 1940

Welsh And Scottish Nationalism

Page 3 from 14th January 1955

Islands on our doorstep

THE CHANNEL ISLANDS, by S. P. B. Mais (Christopher Johnson, 12s. 6d.).

A N admirable addition to the ribibliography of the Channel Islands-and one.which brings us up to date with the conditions at present prevailing in these lovely islands.

Jersey and Guernsey are adequately dealt with-and we are given enough local history to make our visit with the author interesting. It is. hoWever, with the lesser-known islands of Alderney and Sark that the best chapters are concerned. Sark. that miniscule fragment of feudal Normandy, is most enchantingly described; and those who saw that entertaining film, "Appointment with Venus," will recognise many of the "shots" appearing in this picture. One cannot help, too, but admire the sturdy patriotism of the Alderney islanders who to this day prefer to consider themselves as liege men and women of the Duchess of Normandy rather than as subjects of the Queen of England.

blog comments powered by Disqus