Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

Author: Mary Ann Shaffer
Publication Date: 2008
Category: Fiction about friendship and love of books.
Who'll want to read it? The title is enough to get you interested.

Point of no return: The book was recommended by a friend and after reading the blurb, I thought this is a story I would really like. Has some historical facts which makes good reading.

What's it all about? By Chance a book comes into the possession of a Guernsey islander. He sets out to trace the owner, and they begin a correspondence. Hence a friendship starts between the two and Juliet finds out about the Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society. Juliet becomes friends with other members of the society and a very firm friendship develops between them all.
The book brings forth the difficulties and times of the islanders living under German occupation. Quirky personalities, funny stories, but also some very sober times add to this most enjoyable read. Everyone can some times have one of the characters in your own family.
Publisher: Allen & Unwin

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