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Had on all of them Over time and despite a demanding and dramatic life in London she finds herself drawn to the self contained Dawsey Adams and to the story of Elizabeth a young woman whose bright spirit and strength live on in the daughter she left behind when she was sent to a concentration camp Juliet knows she has found the subject of her book and possibly much and sets sail for Guernsey changing the course of her life foreverA celebration of the written word in all its guises The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is the debut novel by the aunt and niece team of Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrow I loved this book it s on my favorites shelf So obviously I recommend itIn 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 novel s storyline I could see the seams a little interesting true stories and anecdotes tend to show up in the book as random people s letters to the main character Juliet but I have to say overall I still enjoyed this book thoroughly While it deals with some harrowing experiences it does so with a fairly light hand which some readers may roll their eyes at but others will appreciate It tends toward the cozy type of read which isn t a bad thing in my book There s a rich cast of characters just a touch of romance and some truly delightful humor I ll definitely reread this a third time somedayThis historical fiction novel is set shortly after WWII with freuent wartime stories being related in letters between the characters Through these letters this is an epistolary novel we follow Juliet Ashton a fairly successful author of a British humor column who is searching for a new topic to write about and trying to decide what to do with her life and her boyfriend She gets a letter out of the blue from a man on Guernsey Island Dawsey Adams who saw her name in a book and asks her for the name of a London bookshop and tells her a little about his local book group the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society One letter leads to another both from Dawsey and others on Guernsey and gradually Juliet finds out about her new friends on the island what they experienced during the German WWII occupation of the island of Guernsey a few years before and how their book club was formed and got its name When she decides to go visit Guernsey and her pen pal friends there upsetting her current boyfriend in the process her life gradually becomes intertwined with theirsThis book includes some fun and often uirky characters uite a bit of interesting and sometimes harrowing WWII history a love for literature freuent humor and just a little bit of romance

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“ I Literary and Epub #219 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 London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War and writer The Guernsey Kindle 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 Dawsey Adams a native of the island of Guernsey who has come across her name in Guernsey Literary and MOBI #241 a bookAs Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters Juliet is drawn into the world of Dawsey an 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 wonderfulI read this because I watched and loved the Netflix adaptation yes I m that monster who sometimes watches adaptations before reading the source material I think I may have liked the movie slightly not that this was bad or anything So if you liked the book I recommend the movie and vice versa

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D Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel PDFEPUB or his friends and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society a book club born as a spur of Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel PDFEPUB or the moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island boasts an outstanding cast of characters from pig farmers to phrenologists literature lovers allJuliet begins a remarkable conversation in letters with the Society’s members learning about their lives their island their taste in books and the impact the recent German occupation has Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Schaffer image from from chrestomanciover blogcom Schaffer wrote most of the book but was terminally ill so called in her niece Barrows to help her complete itThe GLPPPS 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 attempting to learn about their experiences We are offered a wide range of characters some warm and charming some extremist buffoons some heroic some not so heroic The core of the story is Elizabeth a particularly brave and wonderful individual She is the emotional heart of the tale as the many characters all have some experience that relates to her Another important aspect is how all the characters relate around literature From the film image from Shaffer offers us a charming and wide ranging palette of humanity trying their best to cope under very trying circumstances As someone who knew very little about the occupation of the Channel Islands I found it educational as well as a fun read It reminds one of Alexander McCall Smith not clearly for the specifics of the location but for the warmth of the authorial tone The writers clearly care about their characters and this place the way that Smith hovers lovingly over his imagined Botswana Sit back and enjoy This is a delightful informative and satisfying read that celebrates the impact of reading on people s lives From the film image from The film is available on Netflix


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

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    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 worldOne night four elderly people wandered in They told me they were from a tiny island off the coast of southern England called “Guernsey

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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 wonderfulI read this because I watched and loved the Netflix adaptation yes I'm that monster w

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    35 stars “Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers How delightful if that were true” Believe 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 little than float along my periphery for yearsWhat do you get when you combine a roast pig dinne

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    Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Schaffer image from from chrestomanciover blogcom Schaffer wrote most of the book but was terminally ill so called in her niece Barrows to help her complete itThe GLPPPS 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 attempting to learn about their experiences We are offered a wide r

  6. says:

    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 une

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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 getting page time than goats

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    Gush gush gush gush gush gush gush GUSH So yes clearly I loved this bookI 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 meani

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    I loved this book it's on my favorites shelf So obviously I recommend itIn 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

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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

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