Victor Hugo's Guernsey home to be restored by €3m gift

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Victor Hugo's Guernsey home could be restored to it's former glory, thanks to a €3 million donation.

Luxury goods billionaire, François Pinault, who is father-in-law to Hollywood actress Selma Hayek, donated the money to renovate the St Peter Port property.

French author and poet Victor Hugo spent 15 years in exile in Guernsey in the 1800s and the island is thought to have inspired many of his works, including Les Miserables and Toilers of the Sea.

The home has been preserved as it was when Mr Hugo lived there.