The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Shaffer, Mary Ann; Barrows, Annie

9780385340991

ISBN 10: 0385340990 / 0-385-34099-0
ISBN 13: 9780385340991
Publisher: Dial Press
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Hardcover
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“I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb….

As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.

Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.

Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.

Review:
`...commemorates beautiful spirits who pass through our midst and hunker undercover through brutal times.' -- Guardian

`...this heart-warming novel contrasts the grimness of occupied Guernsey with the humour and courage of the inhabitants' -- Daily Mail

`A charming, nostalgic read, it is tipped to become the surprise hit of the summer' -- The Times

`The society's members are quirky and lovable, their friendships touching and the letters so funny and moving that by the time she's considering a visit to the island we are desperate to go with her' -- Observer

`This warm-hearted tale of friendship, secrets and long correspondence is perfect rainy-day reading'
-- Elle

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`The society's members are quirky and lovable, their friendships touching and the letters so funny and moving that by the time she's considering a visit to the island we are desperate to go with her'

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