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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
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Recommended by Luke!

Delightful story! Mostly written in letter and reply style, with some journal writing…more

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Deana
Jul 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: just about everyone!
Recommended to Deana by: Sue
This book was wonderful. With such a silly name, you might expect it to be a silly book. But it's actually a very serious book, but takes a somewhat light hearted approach.

The story is set on the isle of Guernsey just after WWII. The island was occupied by German soldiers. This is the story of one group's survival and method of coping during this time, especially since their children were sent away to live on the English mainland.

The book is told in a series of letters, which is usually a turn-o
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Kelly
Jun 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
I found this book enjoyable. It's a story within a story. The story is mainly told through letters from the characters to one another. The main character is a writer in search of a story which seems to develop unintentionally through a series of letters. She becomes interested in the people of Guernsey and their curious Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. She soon finds herself writing to several people within the small town before acknowledging that this could be the story for which she was l ...more
Pam
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, guernsey
AUTHOR: Shaffer, Mary Ann & Barrows, Annie
TITLE: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society
DATE READ: 01/07/13
RATING: 5/A
GENRE/PUB DATE/PUBLISHER/# OF PGS: Fiction/2008/Random House/274 pgs
SERIES/STAND ALONE: Stand-Alone
TIME/PLACE: 1946 Post WW II, Guernsey & London
CHARACTERS: Juliet Ashton writer; Members of the Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society
FIRST LINES: Dear Sidney, Susan Scott is a wonder. We sold over 40 copies of the book, which was very pleasant, but much more th
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Ilze
Oct 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ilze by: Petra Müller
1946 could not have been an easy time for people living in Europe, and this book depicts that beautifully. But what is especially endearing is the sense of humour of the protagonist. Her zest, honesty and view of things enables you to laugh and because of this, her more serious revelations of the war are extremely harsh. It's excellent how the reader is able to glean an entire story from letters alone - who needs a blog, Twitter, SMS, etc. if you could cable each other, or better still WRITE LET ...more
Rift Vegan
May 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Rift by: Kris at work
April 2011... I loved reading this book... a happy combination of "I wish this book would last forever" and "I can't wait to read it again"! :) It's fun, easy reading, it made me laugh, cry and laugh again.

May 2011... the first book I read on my brand new Kindle!! :)

March 2013... Having completed the February LetterMo challenge (to write and send mail every day for a month), and lurking in several epistolary discussions (including the GoodReads group)... I decided to re-read this book again. I
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Connie T.
Nov 25, 2008 rated it really liked it
Set in 1946, the story looks back on the German occupation of Guernsey during WWII. Through a series of letters, we're introduced to a wide variety of characters who spring to life. Their day-to-day post-war life and their trying times during the Occupation make for interesting reading. Despite the subject matter, the story is fun and uplifting. It made me long for a nice long letter from a true friend.
Lynda
Sep 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: re-reading
As delightful as the first time I read it in (July 18) 2008, this epistolary story of the occupation of Guernsey and the aftermath of war is one of those books whereupon reaching the end, you’re disappointed there is no more.
Dana
Nov 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Charming characters and witty dialogue with a bit of history tossed in. This book is now one of my favorites. It touched my heart and made me laugh out loud.
Nikki
Nov 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Delightful story and characters. This novel is definitely a literary treat!
Lane
Mar 31, 2017 rated it it was ok
Just not my cup of tea.
Pamela
Dec 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Kristin
May 20, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-of-2009
Rachael
Aug 13, 2009 marked it as to-read
Claire Eden
Jan 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Jackie
Mar 24, 2009 marked it as to-read
Kandice
Jun 17, 2011 is currently reading it
Shelves: overdrive
Eileen
Apr 26, 2014 marked it as to-read
Cathy
Dec 19, 2015 marked it as to-read
Cathy
Jul 17, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
roxana
Aug 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Leah
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 19-rr-pile
Linda
Dec 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Heidi
Nov 23, 2008 rated it really liked it
dianne
Dec 12, 2014 marked it as to-read
Shelves: wwtwo-or-ww2ish
Melissa
Mar 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Julia
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audible, kindle
Julia
Sep 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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