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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
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In 1946, as England emerges from the shadow of World War II, writer Juliet Ashton finds inspiration for her next book in her correspondence with a native of Guernsey and his eccentric friends, who tell her about their island, the books they love, German occupation, and the Guernsey Literary and... show more
In 1946, as England emerges from the shadow of World War II, writer Juliet Ashton finds inspiration for her next book in her correspondence with a native of Guernsey and his eccentric friends, who tell her about their island, the books they love, German occupation, and the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club born as an alibi during German occupation. 75,000 first printing.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385340991 (0385340990)
Publisher: The Dial Press
Pages no: 274
Edition language: English
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
4.5 Charming and warm
It is odd, but for all this book made me cry, I laughed too, and it left me happy. It very much IS a feel good book.For all the bleak things that the anecdotes in these letters tell you about, there is warmth and humanity underpinning them. Through bombings, gun enforced curfews, children sent away ...
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pkgonzales7 rated it
4.0 Delightful
This is a lovely piece of epistolary and historical fiction that focuses on the German occupation of the (British) Channel Islands during WWII, a part of that historical time period that I knew little about. It's also got a delightful heroine, thoughtful friendships, a simmering romance, and is basi...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it
5.0 A love story you won't soon forget
I struck gold because I didn't think I'd fall so deeply in love with a book so quickly after finishing up The American Way of Death Revisited but then along cameThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows & Mary Ann Shaffer. GUYS. This book was a joy to read from start to fini...
fromfirstpagetolast
fromfirstpagetolast rated it
When Juliet Ashton receives a letter from Dawsey Adams on Guernsey she thinks it a friendly and welcome piece of correspondence. She writes back, unaware that doing so will spark an idea to circumvent her writer’s block, set up many new correspondences, introduce her to The Guernsey Literary and Pot...
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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