Victor Hugo- The name sake of our Delux Apartment here at Albany Self Catering Apartment............................
He fell in love with Guernsey and his island home, Hauteville House, offers fans of his work a chance to experience how he lived - and see where he wrote some of his most famous books and poems.
But it isn't just his unique home in the heart of the island where you can walk the paths of one of the most controversial and fascinating writers of his time.
It's not hard to see why Hugo was captivated by the islands.
Although married to childhood friend Adèle Foucher - they had five children together - he had a number of lovers throughout his life, most notably French actress Juliette Drouet.
She became his secretary and travelling companion, a relationship that lasted 50 years, and sacrificed her career to follow the love of her life to Guernsey when he and his family were exiled. She is mentioned often in the biography of Victor Hugo and thousands of letters between the pair have been recorded.
If you look closely you might find their initials - VH and JD - which were etched somewhere into its interior granite walls.
Les Miserables hasn't been far from the headlines in recent months with a high profile film adaptation picking up three Golden Globes at the 70th annual awards ceremony in January 2013. Hugh Jackman won best actor while Anne Hathaway took home best supporting actress. The film also won best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy at the ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton.
At the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards on Sunday 10 February, Les Miserables won four awards. Anne Hathaway won for Best Supporting Actress and the film also won for Production Design, Sounds and Make-up and Hair.
The film is also leading the way for the British film industry with eight Oscar nominations.
Hugo described the Channel Islands as "fragments of France which fell into the sea and were gathered up by England".
It is that fusion of French and British culture that makes Guernsey so unique and its heritage, scenery and people left a lasting impression on the author.
Any visitor who follows his well trodden path will leave feeling as inspired as he did over 150 years ago.
For a real taste of what Victor Hugo's life was like in the islands, follow our Victor Hugo Trail [809kb]for details of a three day self-guided tour of the writer's favourite Bailiwick spots.
Popular travel blogger, Gareth Huw Davies, visited Guernsey to find out more about Victor Hugo's time in the island. To read more follow this link: Gareth Huw Davies blog Guernsey is also featured as part of a travel feature in The Telegraph Online on Monday 14 January.
For more information about Victor Hugo and his life in the Channel Islands, visit the Victor Hugo official site read the Victor Hugo blog or visit the dedicated Victor Hugo Facebook page and Les Miserables facebook page
2014 also sees the return of the Victor Hugo International Music Festival. Follow this link for more information.Victor Hugo International Music Festival