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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Community Reviews back

by Mary Ann Shaffer
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 1 year ago
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 ...
pkgonzales7 rated it 1 year ago
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 3 years ago
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 rated it 3 years ago
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 4 years ago
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...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 6 years ago
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 6 years ago
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...
Fiction Fantastic
Fiction Fantastic rated it 6 years ago
I started reading this book because it was on all the lists of books that you have to read before you die. I don't always agree with these lists and I've given up on loads of book on them, and when I realised this book is epistolary, I thought it would go the same way. I didn't want to just give up ...
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it 6 years ago
5/6 - A lovely little book written in the epistolary style. I haven't read an epistolary style novel in ages, probably not since the last time I read Bridget Jones' Diary, and it was a bit of a surprise. The plot wasn't exactly what I was expecting either, I had the impression that it was about how ...
Adriana Reads
Adriana Reads rated it 6 years ago
This wasn't bad. It's just that the book is written as a series of letters, for the most part to and from the central character, Juliet, with the occasional letter to her friend Sydney from another secondary character, and I don't particularly care for this style of writing. It really has to be a ...
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