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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
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Feb 06, 2010

it was amazing
Read in November, 2009

Quite often when a book is written as a series of letters, it just doesn't hold together enough. This was the exception. The letters were often quirky and random at times but really enhanced the storytelling of the book. It brought to life a rather harrowing experience for many of the characters, but with great humour and humility.

I loved how some where telegrams from Australia, others were notes under doors and from one lady a warning about the unsuitability of publishing an article about the society members, as they were all(in her opinion) of questionable character.

The story behind how the book came about and was completed is quite poignant too.
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