The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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As London is emerging from the shadow of World War II, writer Juliet Ashton discovers her next subject in a book club on Guernsey--a club born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi after its members are discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : The Dial Press, 2008.
ISBN: 9781984801814
9780385341004
9780385340991
0385340990
Characteristics: 277 pages :,maps ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Barrows, Annie - Author

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Written in the form of letters (a lost art), this novel by an aunt-and-niece team has loads of charm and is an almost theatrical experience with a plethora of enthusiastic performances.

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gilianw Dec 21, 2010

This is a wonderful book. If you like 84 Charing Cross Road, you will love this book. Funny, touching, lovely characters. Highly recommend this book


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lyndasclater
Mar 24, 2021

Good book character Elizabeth what a force! Shameful her death. Ended up everyone lived happily ever after. Also made me want to visit Guernsey.

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AnnSkye
Jan 08, 2021

This was a great read and I learned so much about Guernsey and what it’s residents went thru during WW2. I would recommend this book.

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nothinggoldcanstay
Jan 04, 2021

this book is life changing.

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Rdi123
Nov 19, 2020

Excellent read

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jsnikrap
Nov 09, 2020

This charming and uplifting book is written totally in letters (with the odd telegram thrown in). You meet wonderful characters, get a glimpse of what life was like in post war England and on the island of Guernsey both during and after WWII. This uniquely and beautifully written book will definitely make you want to spend your next holiday on Guernsey!

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writermala
Oct 12, 2020

This book came highly recommended so I had a lot of expectations. Thus, the starting was somewhat disappointing but the pace picked up and I couldn't put it down. The Book is told in letters between a London author, Juliet Ashton and a motley crew of Guernsey members of a 'literary' society. This society came into existence on a spur of the moment decision as an alibi against German curfew during the occupation and surprisingly survived. Will make a nice light read.

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kristadarling
Aug 13, 2020

Cute but I was expecting more romance. Kinda fell short for me.

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kyle000
May 22, 2020

Enjoyed this book!

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ljgadin168
May 08, 2020

This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. It moved me to tears after reading the Acknowledgement section where Mary Ann Schaffer said “I hope, too, that my book will illuminate my belief that love of art- be it poetry, storytelling, painting, sculpture, or music- enables people to transcend any barrier man has yet devised”.

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samsue
May 06, 2020

A delightful book. The setting, the people dealing with the German occupation and the townspeople who stick together against the enemy by hiding their activities behind a sham book club. Lovely.

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"That's what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you to another book, and another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It's geometrically progressive - all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment."
— Mary Ann Shaffer (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society)

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LaNomada01
Dec 19, 2018

“That’s what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you onto another book, and another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It’s geometrically progressive—all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment.”
― Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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Booksss14
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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Booksss14
Jan 20, 2018

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

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JuniperAvenue
Sep 09, 2013

"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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mking
Aug 24, 2009

"What happens in Guernsey stays in Guernsey."

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