The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Large Print - 2008
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In 1946, as London emerges from the shadow of World War II, author Juliet Ashton is having a terrible time finding inspiration for her next book. Then she receives a letter from Guernsey Island, and learns of a unique book club formed on the spur of the moment as an alibi to protect its members from arrest by the occupying Germans during the war. Captivated, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds there will change her life forever.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., c2008
Edition: Center Point large print ed
ISBN: 9781602852693
1602852693
Characteristics: 327 p. (large print) ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Barrows, Annie

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Perhaps I wasn't in the right mood to read this but after high recommendation to read it I was disappointed . I found it boring reading.

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AConsolver
Sep 06, 2018

4 Stars - I recommend if you enjoy historical fiction, quirky characters, especially anything taking place during WWII.

This book follows Juliet, a journalist who is searching for a topic for her next book. When she receives a letter from stranger living on the island of Guernsey, they begin an unlikely friendship. As Juliet learns more about Guernsey, and its occupation by the Germans during WWII, she forms attachments to the people living there, and their stories.

I had heard such great things about this book from nearly everyone. I am so glad that I finally got a chance to read it. It is written in letters, which didn't bother me, but did detract just a little from the detail. It was still very vivid though. I loved the stories the characters told, and I really appreciated that this book, while sad, was very hopeful. It had a resilient tone. It was romantic enough, but not too romantic. I'm very excited to see the movie version whenever it is set to release this year. :)

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bookpusher
Sep 04, 2018

This was the September book for my Online book club (Bitter is the New Book Club) and I was bored. Nothing happens in this book and the outcome is so predictable.

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arlenemags
Aug 23, 2018

It a great book and hard to put down book.its a totally different( good different) from the other books I read. i love the fact they correspond through letters. The characters are well thought. i enjoy the book!I’m looking forward to watch the movie in Netflix.i highly recommend a to-read book!

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singidunum_25
Aug 15, 2018

Just finished watching movie on Netflix based on this book and it is adorably cute! I think I will read a book nevertheless....Recomendation for both; you will not regret it!

SPL_Melanie Aug 15, 2018

A lovely book, in a perfectly done epistolary style. Now ripe for the reading again as the new Netflix film has just been released!

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happycanuck
Jun 30, 2018

Brilliant writing with wonderfully dry humour. It takes a couple of chapters to get into the book but well worth doing so.

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Patron3563
Jun 20, 2018

Really enjoyed this novel, well written, entertaining and contained details of the German occupation of Guernsey during the Second World War. Reminded me of 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Haffe.

tomato Jun 13, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyable! I, too, put off reading it for some time, but am very glad I finally did!

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mnack_0
May 21, 2018

Despite the underlying current of Nazi occupation and concentration camps, this little book is upbeat, clever and funny. It has the nostalgic feel of a 1940's movie (think Gary Cooper & Rosalind Russell in "His Girl Friday") complete with rapid fire dialogue and witticisms with heart. I literally found myself laughing out loud. A thoroughly enjoyable read!

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Booksss14
Jan 20, 2018

"There wasn't a one of them who truly loved literature. Because that's what my cookery book was - sheer poetry in a pan." - Clara Saussey

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Booksss14
Jan 20, 2018

"Men are more interesting in books than they are in real life." - Isola Pribby

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JuniperAvenue
Sep 09, 2013

"Come quick.... And bring a butcher knife."

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Kemendraugh
Apr 16, 2010

“I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.”

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mking
Aug 24, 2009

"What happens in Guernsey stays in Guernsey."

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