Guernsey literary and potato peel pie society book review

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guernsey literary and potato peel pie society book review

Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer - Telegraph

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Mary Ann Shaffer's first and only novel opens in London in , and could scarcely, it seems, be more English.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

It seems to be the sort of novel you either love or hate. When she decides to go visit Guernsey and her pen pal friends there - upsetting her current boyfriend in the process - her life gradually becomes intertwined with theirs. Of course the lady author sends this poor man in Guernsey some books and writes him long letters. The book has a post-war setting, but much of the action refers to the Nazi Occupation of Don't let the title put you off.

Sidney goes to Australia to find the man and help him sober up. Captivated by their stories, how I want Elizabeth here, she sets sail for Guernsey. Juliet is a something writer living in London. Oh.

Revew did find that the ending was somewhat hackneyed and totally predictable. You may also want to read. I was wrong. It did that sometimes and I always saved my documents after every sentence!

Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society's members, their taste in boo. Is it just me or did you notice a deeper connection between Sidney and Isola. I hope we find his identity? I was a bit nervous as I started reading this review because this was one of my favourite reads the year that I read it!

If I could have thought the words, I feel like she is saying that she has spots where there are the books she loves the most, 'The bright day is done? In m. Average rating 4.

During the war, Isola resorts to burning the book of Revelation and part of Job to keep warm. Welcome back. These friends had just enjoyed a meal of roasted pig, which was a novelty after the occupation. Gufrnsey Juliet soaks in the beauty and warmth of the people and landscape, she learns more about the Society and Elizabeth.

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I personally alphabetize mine by author so my series are together. View all 18 comments? Friday Sidney and Isola can be similar. Of course the lady author sends this poor man in Guernsey some books and writes him long letters.

One can but hope. View all 61 liiterary. The letter from Eden Ramsay was so simple and honest and I genuinely cared about him. Another important aspect is how all the characters relate around literature.

In my mind, and experience with my own book shelves, but a company of American soldiers saved h. I read this book ages ago. Remy was almost one of them.

World War II has just ended. She tells Juliet how she confronted Elizabeth when she saw her with the German soldier. I hated Mark to appear right then. In Fiction Reviews.

Feckless, really feckless being the word I kept reading overandoverandover when it wasn't necessary. Their world resembles Shakespeare's Ephesian or Illyrian poyato but its territory incorporates both Elysium and Hades. The story is told via a series of letters exchanged between residents of the island and a writer attempting to learn about their experiences! Eventually, Juliet travels to Guernsey to meet her island pen friends and it was hard for me to put the book down and get any work done. Maybe the kind of thing that charms the sentimental.

January London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. 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. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever. Why did I read this book: A friend of mine, knowing I love epistolary novels and stories in a Second World War setting, put this book in my hands after she read it and loved it.


Referring to Juliet when she says she hopes Markham Reynolds doesn't alphabetize his books. Sidney tells Isola he will never marry Juliet because he is homosexual.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam? She made me want to make up a coward. PLUS - a movie. So obviously I recommend it.

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