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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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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 when its members are discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island.

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“I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb….

As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.

Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.

Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.

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ISBN:
9780739368435
Author:
Shaffer, Mary Ann
Publisher:
Random House Audio
Read by:
Boehmer, Paul
Read:
Various
Read:
Boehmer, Paul
Author:
Various
Author:
Barrows, Annie Fiery
Author:
Barrows, Annie
Author:
Shaffer, Mary Ann Fiery
Author:
Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
History
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
England
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Historical
Edition Description:
Seven CD
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.9 x 5.07 x 1.11 in .5 lb
Media Run Time:
480

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