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Books by Molly Bihet


Occupation Life: 

Real Lives on German Occupied Guernsey


Publication date: November 2014

The latest book from Molly Bihet. 


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A Child's War
imageWhat was everyday life like for a child and her family during the five years of German occupation in Guernsey from 1940 to 1945?

Read of the turmoil and evacuation of families and most of the children in 1940 - the schooldays and the "games" of a child aged between 9 and 14 years had to play!  Chapters include: 'Grandpa's Pastimes', 'Law and Orders', 'Entertainment', 'Characters' and finally, the SS Vega bringing our life-saving Red Cross parcels in December 1944, with our joyous 'Liberation' and freedom to follow, in May 1945.  First published 1985.



A Time for Memoriesimage
The latest book includes stories of many islanders who lived through the Nazi occupation of Guernsey, 1940 - 1945, including that of Sibyl Hathaway the Dame of Sark.  The book also includes war time recipes, photographs and Red Cross letters.

The Dame of Sark, Mrs Sibyl Hathaway, tells in her own words, 'The Occupation of Sark.  Other memories include those of veterans of Task Force 135 as they relive Liberation in 1945 and remember the celebrations of 1995; coded messages sent through the Red Cross;  our life-saving boat the Vega, and much, much more...  First published 2009

'A Time for Memories' also contains numerous Guernsey wartime occupation recipes, including several potato and potato peel recipes, including: Potato Peel sweet or savoury Cake (Potato Peel Pie), Potato Pudding, Potato Sandwich, Bean and Potato Cake, Potato Tart, Sweetcorn and Potato Pie, and others such as: Country Batter Pie, Limpet Omelette, Damper, Parsnip Pudding, Stewed Ormers, Turnip Jam, Imitation Suet Pudding, Tomato Bread Spread, Carragreen Relish, and Tomato Jam.

Reflections of Guernsey
imageAfter completing 'A Child's War' many readers wanted to know more about the Island and our lives.  This book includes more memories of Guernsey's occupation and liberation, and also our freedom through the years 1949 to 1993, now updated to 2007.  

With these memories I have written of more "happenings", statistics and also coincidences of the German Occupation of Guernsey.  Remembering again our never to be forgotten Liberation Time, and afterwards our important Rehabilitation period of 1945-1946.  Then there was the joyous and emotional homecomings of thousands of islanders after the five years of separation.  This is the Guernsey I like to remember; the characters of old, my family, friends and guests who over the years have made the Island of Guernsey very special to me.   First published 1993.


All three books:  new editions by Amberley Publishers 2009

Earlier editions (published by Molly Bihet):






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