G.B. Edwards Blue Plaque

Hawkesbury House, Braye Road, St Sampson, GY3

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G.B. Edwards was the author of The Book of Ebenezer Le Page. The book tells the fictional life story of a supposedly typical Guernsey man in a mix of English, Guernsey French and local slang. It was serialised for Radio 4 and adapted for the stage with both productions starring Guernsey born actor Roy Dotrice as Ebenezer.

The plaque was placed on his former home on Braye Road in September 2008. It was the first of its kind in Guernsey. Edwards lived in the house for the first 17 years of his life, from 1899 until 1916. Although it was after this he became famous it was his formative years in Guernsey that inspired his novel The Book of Ebenezer Le Page.