Molly was just 9 years old when
the Nazis arrived in Guernsey in 1940. Her parents had a painful dilemma
in the preceding week - should they send their two daughters to an unknown
future of unknown time in England, or do they keep them in Guernsey? They
elected to stay in Guernsey as a family. It was only in the 1980s that
Molly finally wrote her book "A Child's War" describing her and her family's
experience during those five dark years from 1940 - 1945.
Molly's home has always been
Guernsey, and she married André in 1954 (he was evacuated to
the UK with his school, and spent the occupation years in Wolverhampton with his
French family). They have two daughters, Sally and Carol, and five grand-children,
Ryan, Carly, Joshua, Naomi and Rosie.
For many years
Molly and André ran a guesthouse, firstly at Rosedale,
then at Woodcote. The years 1945 - 1985 are covered in her second book,
Reflections of Guernsey.
lives near Les Canichers where the events took place, although sadly,
André, her husband of
almost 56 years died in November 2010. She keeps busy talking to visitors and locals
about the occupation, being interviewed by media, and selling her books at local
market stalls. She is particularly busy on and around May 9th, when
Guernsey celebrates "Liberation Day" - the anniversary of the island's
liberation from the Nazis.
Liberation Day 1945
Guernsey is a small island in
the English Channel, about 25 miles off the coast of Normandy, France and 80
south of Dorset and Devon, England. Guernsey covers just 24 square miles.
It is a self-governing British Crown Dependency. More information about Guernsey
at the following websites: