The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie SocietyBook - 2009
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As London is emerging from the shadow of World War II, writer Juliet Ashton discovers her next subject in a book club on Guernsey - a club born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi after its members are discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island.
CRRL_MegRaymond Jul 25, 2017
In the aftermath of WWII, a writer is looking for a “feel-good” story. What she finds is a Guernsey book club, formed as a wartime alibi.
CRRL_JoyO Dec 12, 2015
World War II is over, and Juliet Ashton is looking for a new book to write. When she receives a letter telling her about the book-loving, Nazi-defying citizens of Guernsey, she decides to go to the island and find out what happened there.
CRRL_VirginiaJ Aug 10, 2016
Having dutifully churned out cheerful stories during wartime, a burned-out journalist seeks peace on once-occupied Guernsey Island, only to discover that the some tragedies can not and should not be glossed over. Also available as an eBook, Book Club Kit, and on audio CD.
CRRL_VirginiaJ Jul 21, 2015
Tired of having dutifully played her part as a plucky wartime columnist now that the war is over, a writer abandons the maddening author circuit to pursue a different kind of story and way of life on the island of Guernsey. She discovers that the island, occupied by Nazis hoping for a foothold t... Read More »
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"There wasn't a one of them who truly loved literature. Because that's what my cookery book was - sheer poetry in a pan." - Clara Saussey
"Men are more interesting in books than they are in real life." - Isola Pribby
“I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.”
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