The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society question


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deleted member Jun 04, 2018 01:01PM
Has anyone read or recently finished The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society? If you have I would like to hear your thoughts on it. Who was your favorite character? What did you think of the letter type format of the book? What did you think of Mark? Who was your least favorite character? Between 1-10 what rating would you give the book?



A book that will keep you warm for days to come! It’s heart-wrenching, witty, filled with love, loss and hope all at the same time.

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society is written completely in form of letters. It takes you back to the time of Second World War when a book club in the town of Guernsey is formed by chance. A few friendly neighbours go into the forests to gobble up a roast pig and guzzle down some gin – not knowing that this will lead to the forming of the club. And one can never imagine how it gets its name -- The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, or in the first place, how can a book club be formed accidentally!

Away from the quaint English Channel of Guernsey, in London, lives Juliet Ashton. She is an author on the lookout for a storyline for her new book. Dilly dallying between her book tours and her newly found love, Mark Reynolds, Juliet misses something dearly, something that is still unknown to her.

Fate has it, Dawsey Adams, one of the members of the book club finds a second-hand book that has an address written on it. Address of Miss. Juliet Ashton! He writes to her in hope of getting new books from London, for the war had swept all the bookstores from Guernsey.

The plot progresses with Juliet communicating with Dawsey about their shared love for books, Guernsey, and the book club. Her soul is filled with fascination about the stories Dawsey and other members share with her over a period of time, and soon enough she finds herself in Guernsey. She knows she has found fragments of her next story, and all that is left to do is to – put them together.

The book transports you into a different era, a different country – into a world that you’re unknown of, but still feel a part of it; like your life is torn apart in two until you read this book. One resides in between of its pages and one in its thoughts.


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