The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

A Novel

audio cd, 1 pages

Published July 29, 2008 by Random House Audio, Shaffer, Mary Ann/ Barrow, Annie/ Boehmer, Paul (NRT)/ Duerden, Susan (NRT).

ISBN:
978-0-7393-6843-5
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4 stars (26 reviews)

"I 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 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer 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, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb....As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends--and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society--born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island--boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to …

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5 stars

**My third reading of this book, and I love Guernsey just as much as I did three years ago. And the audiobook is just perfect!

Just like Juliet, I have fallen in love with Guernsey. I want to pack my bags and live there and join their literary society. I am enchanted.

Journey back in time through a series of correspondence between author Juliet Ashby and the people of Guernsey Island following the occupation of World War II. But beware--you might find you leave a piece of your heart behind. Funny, sweet, dramatic, and curious, I was so absorbed. I just loved this book. I loved everyone in the literary society, especially Dawsey. And I loved the ending, and felt it was the perfect ending to a beautiful book.

Review of 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

This was delightful. At first, it masqueraded as a light, humorous tale, but then it became a lot more than that. And I learned something; I was not aware that the Channel Islands were occupied during WWII. This was yet another war experience I'd never heard before, and the characters were very likeable.

I now have another destination for my bucket list, too. This is a short novel that packed quite a punch!

Review of 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

It's a sweet book. It starts out as a treatise on how the love of literature can spring up in the unlikeliest places, for the unlikeliest reasons. Then it becomes a series of harrowing vignettes on life in occupied Europe during WWII. And finally a simple love story, in which everyone involved is absolutely blind to the existence of the two star-crossed lovers.

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