Hauteville House Library

© Jean Baptiste Hugo

On Guernsey, many books are kept in the glass-fronted bookcases designed by the writer for the second floor landing. The library of the writer in exile, which became the family library, is very diverse. Works of ancient and contemporary literature are found alongside encyclopaedias, dictionaries and documentation. Many volumes are dedicated to the writer, often out of Republican sympathy or as a token of admiration. An integral part of the décor and furniture of Hauteville House, this library is only accessible to researchers with permission.