The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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It's January, 1946, and London is emerging from the shadow of World War II. Author Juliet Ashton is having a terrible time finding inspiration for her next book when she gets a letter from Dawsey Adams from Guernsey, a British island that had been occupied by the Nazis. He finds her address in a used Charles Lamb volume and wonders if she might be able to help him learn more about the author.

As Juliet and Dawsey exchange letters, she learns about the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a unique book club formed on the spur-of-the-moment, as an alibi to protect its members from arrest by the Germans. Captivated, Juliet sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds there will change her life forever.



Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2008/09/01
ISBN: 9781602852693
1602852693
Branch Call Number: L FICTION SHAFFER
Characteristics: 327 p
Additional Contributors: Barrows, Annie

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FairhavenLibe
Oct 19, 2018

An engrossing WWII fictionalized account of Germany's occupation of Guernsey, told in letters. My husband watched the Netflix film version and loved it. I prefer reading over watching any day, but it's nice to know that there will be more fans of the Literary Society because of it.

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Missalyssallaneous
Oct 18, 2018

A fantastically heartfelt novel that I would recommend to anyone; a novel I can easily see myself coming back to read time and time again. The fact that it is written solely in letters back and forth between the characters makes the realness come to life and makes you feel all of the pain, hardships, and joys that they are all feeling post war. The characters are all uniquely wonderful and the story-line keeps you turning the pages as fast as you can. Truly a grippingly beautiful piece of literature.

ReadingAdviser_Lori Oct 16, 2018

I've been meaning to read this book for years! I finally read it after visiting the Churchill War Rooms in London. This novel really brought a unique female perspective about how World War II affected people's lives both during and after the war.

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BohoBookDragon
Oct 09, 2018

Loved this one so much. Told through a series of letters, it's beautiful historical fiction.

PerthEastLibrary Sep 25, 2018

Our afternoon "Caught Read-Handed" Book Club just completed this book and watched the movie at our last meeting. The book was enjoyed by most and comparisons were made between the book and the movie with the book clearly being the favoured format. We enjoyed the author's use of letter-writing to tell the story of Juliet. The Club rated this book a solid 3.5 stars out of 5.

Perhaps I wasn't in the right mood to read this but after high recommendation to read it I was disappointed . I found it boring reading.

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AConsolver
Sep 06, 2018

4 Stars - I recommend if you enjoy historical fiction, quirky characters, especially anything taking place during WWII.

This book follows Juliet, a journalist who is searching for a topic for her next book. When she receives a letter from stranger living on the island of Guernsey, they begin an unlikely friendship. As Juliet learns more about Guernsey, and its occupation by the Germans during WWII, she forms attachments to the people living there, and their stories.

I had heard such great things about this book from nearly everyone. I am so glad that I finally got a chance to read it. It is written in letters, which didn't bother me, but did detract just a little from the detail. It was still very vivid though. I loved the stories the characters told, and I really appreciated that this book, while sad, was very hopeful. It had a resilient tone. It was romantic enough, but not too romantic. I'm very excited to see the movie version whenever it is set to release this year. :)

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bookpusher
Sep 04, 2018

This was the September book for my Online book club (Bitter is the New Book Club) and I was bored. Nothing happens in this book and the outcome is so predictable.

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arlenemags
Aug 23, 2018

It a great book and hard to put down book.its a totally different( good different) from the other books I read. i love the fact they correspond through letters. The characters are well thought. i enjoy the book!I’m looking forward to watch the movie in Netflix.i highly recommend a to-read book!

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singidunum_25
Aug 15, 2018

Just finished watching movie on Netflix based on this book and it is adorably cute! I think I will read a book nevertheless....Recomendation for both; you will not regret it!

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Jan 20, 2018

"There wasn't a one of them who truly loved literature. Because that's what my cookery book was - sheer poetry in a pan." - Clara Saussey

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"Men are more interesting in books than they are in real life." - Isola Pribby

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"Come quick.... And bring a butcher knife."

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Kemendraugh
Apr 16, 2010

“I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.”

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Aug 24, 2009

"What happens in Guernsey stays in Guernsey."

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