Book Club in a Box: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
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Book Club in a Box: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

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Guernsey is one of four British Channel Islands that was occupied for five years (1940-1945) by the Nazis. This extraordinary story is one that few people, except for historians, are aware of. Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows have recreated the wartime atmosphere in postwar London and Guernsey through the journalist, Juliet Ashton, and her relationship with the islanders...more
Paperback, 78 pages
Published August 17th 2010 by Bookclub-In-A-Box
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Kathryn Horne
I really enjoyed the style of this book. It felt at times that you were a voyeur, snooping through the personal letters of aged aunt. There were moments I felt joy, sadness, outrage. Moments I laughed out loud and moments that I could have cried at. Unfortunately the latter quarter of the book felt rushed, the easy pace and subtle intricacies seemed to disappear, resulting in, for me, a feeling that things were not resolved and that there was much more that needed to be said. Overall though, a g...more
Lorraine Kent
great read, written in a letters sent back and forth
Cecelia Simeone
Loved it. Set during the second World War on the island of Guernsey off the coast of England. Tells about the relationships that grew during the German occupation with members of the small community.
I loved this book. It was beautifully written, with wonderful characters. A true delight to read.
Anne Stewart
Disappointed with this book. Started with great promise but trailed away to boredom.
Terrific, feel good book about Guernsey Island during WWII. Loved it.
Susan Bryant
I absolutely LOVED this book. I didn't want it to end.
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As an educator, school librarian, writer, book-talk presenter and facilitator, Marilyn loves to read and talk about books. Her enthusiasm for reading and sharing led her to unite her two favorite things: people and pages. In turn, this led to the creation of Bookclub-in-a-Box, the ultimate discussion companion for contemporary works of literary fiction. Marilyn is always looking for a great debate...more
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