Available at Waterstones Jersey, WH Smith Jersey, Maison de la Mare and Amazon UK.
Jersey: Secrets of the Sea by Paul Darroch is published by Seaflower Books. Launches August 2019.
Jersey: Secrets of the Sea is the panoramic story of an Island forged by the seas, set at the crossroads of maritime history, and told through the voices of the Jersey seafarers who made it.
Media reviews of Jersey: Secrets of the Sea
“Cinematic vividness…. As well as being a fine writer, Mr Darroch is a natural storyteller and a sensitive historian. It is a rare combination of talents. In short, he has the ability to bring history to life” – JERSEY EVENING POST
“Secrets of the Sea bristles with fascinating insights into the treasure that is our Island’s maritime history” – RURAL JERSEY MAGAZINE
Media reviews of Jersey: The Hidden Histories:
“Would you like to take a colourful, breakneck gallop through the rich history of our community? If that sounds like an attractive prospect, then Jersey: The Hidden Histories could be the book for you” – JERSEY EVENING POST
“The author has assembled a fictional historical overview of the island of Jersey, from Stone Age times up until the present day… The book is well-written, expertly researched and interesting to read” – HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY
Jersey: The Hidden Histories by Paul Darroch reached #1 in the Waterstones/ JEP Island Book Chart in October 2015. It is available on Amazon here.
At last, the Kindle edition of Jersey: Secrets of the Sea is here. It is priced at just £2.99 on Amazon UK and is available here. In these strange times of lockdown, when Jersey itself is largely isolated, e-Books are enjoying something of a renaissance and enable me to continue reaching my local and off-Island …
Thanks to everyone who has bought Jersey: Secrets of the Sea or Jersey: The Hidden Histories as a Christmas gift. I hope the JSS recipients enjoy discovering the astonishing maritime history of Jersey, from the legend of the lost manor of La Brecquette to the tale of the St Ouënnais Quartermaster of RMS Titanic. The …
I was delighted to read the Jersey Evening Post‘s generous review of Jersey: Secrets of the Sea this month. The JEP remains (in the words of its venerable slogan) “at the heart of Island life” and, in its original incarnation as the Evening Post, it has been a fixture of the Island since Victorian days. …
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The front cover image on Jersey: The Hidden Histories is a detail from The Death of Major Peirson, 6 January 1781 by John Singleton Copley 1738-1815 (painted 1783, purchased 1864) and is (c) Tate, London 2017
The front cover image on Jersey: Secrets of the Sea is a detail from ‘SS Amazon on Fire in the Bay of Biscay’ (1852) by Philip John Ouless (1817-1885). Courtesy of the Jersey Heritage Collections.