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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ON NETFLIX A remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its nameI 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 JanuaryLondon 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 LambAs 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 allJuliet 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 foreverWritten 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


10 thoughts on “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

  1. says:

    Several years ago, I worked at an art gallery here in Anchorage Though I loved the art, I wasn t much good at selling it More often than not, I just chatted up the customers, who were from all over the world.One night, four elderly people wandered in They told me they were from a tiny island off the coast of southern England called Guernsey I d never heard o


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    Dear Mary Ann Shaffer,I recently read your book The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society It brought a few questions to my mind.Juliet writes in one of her lettersDear Sidney, What an inspired present you sent kit red satin tap shoes covered with sequins Didn t Sidney know what present he had sent If you had to resort to sentences like these to speak


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    Although the abrupt ending frustrated me, the rest of the book was so soothing This is probably due to the fact it was written in letters to loved ones and not the subject matter itself, as it focuses heavily on the atrocities of WWII Also, it s a book about books Nothing makes me happier than reading a book about why reading is wonderful.I read this because I


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    3.5 starsPerhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers How delightful if that were trueBelieve it or not as shallow as this may sound the stunning movie tie in cover was the catalyst, goading me to take a hard look and commit to a book that s done littlethan float along my periphery for years.What do you


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    Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Schaffer image from from chrestomanci.over blog.com Schaffer wrote most of the book, but was terminally ill so called in her niece, Barrows, to help her complete it.The GL PPPS tells of Nazi occupation of this Channel Island during WW II The story is told via a series of letters exchanged between residents of the island and a writer at


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    Once again I find myself reading ten pages of a book which is meant to be great and wondering why it is just rubbish I was meant to read this for a book club but it was about as palatable as a potato peel pie so I spat it out uneaten.Now, I m sure there are American authors who can write in an authentic British voice no one springs to mind, and Elizabeth George i


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    I m in favor of pig farmers as romantic leads parrots named Zenobia who eat cuckoo clocks women who do the askingI m not in favor of strong silent types as romantic leads adorable children parrots gettingpage time than goats


  8. says:

    Gush, gush, gush, gush, gush, gush, gush GUSH So yes, clearly I loved this book.I think the only person I wouldn t recommend this book to is one of those people who only read meaty tomes that might give regular people a brain embolism while they re trying to make sense of the 17 different layers of subconscious meaning I d also hesitate from recommending this book


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    I loved this book it s on my favorites shelf So obviously I recommend it In my March 2018 buddy read with Trish which kind of disintegrated because she raced ahead and finished the whole book in like one day p I was impressed with how well the authors melded actual historical facts about the island of Guernsey during WWII, and people s wartime experiences, with the


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    Real dyed in the wool readers can t lie Our faces always give us away A raised brow or a curled lip means that it s a poor excuse for a book, and the clever customers ask for recommendation instead, whereupon we frog march them over to a particular volume and command them to read it Following an exciting April, I chose to start May with a focus oncontemporary, approa


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