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    Mary Ann Shaffer who passed away in February 2008, worked as an editor, librarian, and in bookshops. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was her first novel.

    “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 phrenologists, literature lovers all.

    Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.

    Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.

    From the Hardcover edition.


    ISBN 9780385341004
    Genre FICTION / Literary
    Format Paperback
    Pages 290
    Publisher Date 2009-05-05 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Dial Pr
    Copyright Year 2008
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.5 lb
    Language English
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Shaffer, Mary Ann

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    • An Excellent Read

      This was an excellent book! It was a monthly choice of my book club, and we all enjoyed it. It gave a picture of what life was like in the Channel Islands under German occupation during the 2nd World War.

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      Loved this book and couldn't put it down. It entertained from the first page to the last!

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    • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

      a very good book, communbicated in the format of letters

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      I love this book; I have read it twice and decided to buy another copy(s) to give to friends; less expensive than the book store (including shipping).

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