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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Annie Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
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A moving tale of post-war friendship, love and books, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society is a captivating and completely irresistible novel of enormous depth and heart. It's 1946, and as Juliet Ashton sits at her desk in her Chelsea flat, she is stumped. A writer of witty newspaper... show more
A moving tale of post-war friendship, love and books, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society is a captivating and completely irresistible novel of enormous depth and heart.

It's 1946, and as Juliet Ashton sits at her desk in her Chelsea flat, she is stumped. A writer of witty newspaper columns during the war, she can't think of what to write next. Out of the blue, she receives a letter from one Dawsey Adams of Guernsey - by chance he's acquired a book Juliet once owned - and, emboldened by their mutual love of books, they begin a correspondence.

Dawsey is a member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and it's not long before the rest of the members write to Juliet - including the gawky Isola, who makes home-made potions, Eben, the fisherman who loves Shakespeare, and Will Thisbee, rag-and-bone man and chef of the famous potato peel pie. As letters fly back and forth, Juliet comes to know the extraordinary personalities of the Society and their lives under the German occupation of the island. Entranced by their stories, Juliet decides to visit the island to meet them properly - and unwittingly turns her life upside down.

Gloriously honest, enchanting and funny, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society is sure to win your heart.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781741758955
Publisher: Allen and Unwin
Pages no: 275
Edition language: English
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An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it
3.0 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
I don't really remember liking this book when I first read it (I didn't dislike it either though). I do remember distinctly thinking Dawsey was a 70-year-old man. Spoilers (but not really), he's not and this time around I caught all the references to how he's not 70 years old. But his character real...
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I remember seeing this book around and on display at the bookstore when it first came out. Someone recommended it to me back then but it didn't sound like something I would enjoy. Recently I saw a few people talk about this book so I thought it would be a good pick up. Presumably this book is abou...
Ogród Książek
Ogród Książek rated it
4.0 M. A. Shaffer, A. Barrows "Stowarzyszenie Miłośników Literatury i Placka z Kartoflanych Obierek"
Juliet Ashton, młoda pisarka, autorka książek o okupacji, szuka pomysłów do kolejnej publikacji. Niespodziewanie dostaje list od Dawseya Adamsa. Mężczyzna, zafascynowany twórczością Charlesa Lamba, prosi ją o pomoc. Wspomina także o Stowarzyszeniu Miłośników Literatury i Placka z Kartoflanych Obiere...
Audio Book Junkie
Audio Book Junkie rated it
4.0 "The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows - epistolary novel packed with strong voices and deep emotions
About forty-five minutes in to this eight hour novel, I was on the verge of giving up. I liked the writing and the pace but I couldn't engage with the apparently privileged middle-class characters sharing light-weight banter about publishing and book tours, immediately after the end of World War Two...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it
4.0 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Shaffer & Barrows
This novel created incredibly mixed feelings in me, beginning with the ridiculous, lengthy title that gives no hint as to what the book is actually about. I mean, it makes perfect sense once you've read it, but when this was brought up in book club, I thought, what the hell is that?! This book and...
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