The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Paperback)
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DescriptionIt's 1946. Juliet Ashton, a 32-year-old writer, has found a certain recognition through her light-hearted column for the Spectator which lifted the spirits of her readers during WW2, but she can't think what to write next. But then Dawsey Adams writes to her from Guernsey - by chance he's acquired a book Juliet once owned - and, emboldened by their mutual love of books, they begin a correspondence. Dawsey belongs to the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and as Juliet investigates the strange-named reading group, soon she stumbles upon a whole number of islanders eager to write and tell her of their experiences of the German occupation of Guernsey. Entranced by her new friends, Juliet decides to visit the island to meet them properly A moving tale of friendship, tolerance and forgiveness in the wake of a period of unthinkable hardship and horror, this is set to become a classic.
- Published: 05 May 2009
- Format: Paperback 256 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780747598800 ISBN 10: 0747598800
- Sales rank: 1,146
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The story shows clearly that atrocities, suffering and cruelties of 2nd world war slowly fade away to allow that kind of superficial interpretations of war and after war life impregnated by a new age spirit. The isle of Guernsey in the novel figures like a sweet Lilliput where people in spite of hard times resisted German occupation just by kindness of soul and friendly communication which can also heal and make happy the lonely and unsatisfied narrator in 1946. The idyll of country life on an unspoiled island and its sincere inhabitants are described and prized in enthusiast letters of Juliet, the accidental researcher of the local history, who is taken by the charms of the island spirit and is finally awarded to have her happy end. by Nada BN