Juanita Shield-Laignel is feature writer and Editor for The Jersey Life magazine. When she isn’t writing, she multitasks as wife, mother, friend, artist, holistic therapist, gardener and perpetual student of life. Writer’s like to keep themselves busy.
Her book Occupation Reconciliation, The Life and Times of Michael Ginns MBE was published towards the end of 2018. Born in 1927, Michael was destined to become one of Jersey’s foremost historians and authorities on the isle’s Occupied history and his efforts were rewarded when he received an MBE in 1995.
Michael wrote extensively about his internment and the subsequent twinning with the once imprisoning town of Bad Wurzach, but little else of his life had been documented. As Juanita frequently uses her interviewing skills for The Jersey Life, she set about chronicling Michael’s life for all to read.
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