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Publisher Comments:

“ 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.

Synopsis:

In 1946, as England emerges from the shadow of World War II, writer Juliet Ashton finds inspiration for her next book in her correspondence with a native of Guernsey and his eccentric friends, who tell her about their island, the books they love, German occupation, and the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club born as an alibi during German occupation. 75,000 first printing.

About the Author

Mary Ann Shaffer worked as an editor, a librarian, and in bookshops. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was her first novel. Her niece, Annie Barrows, is the author of the children’s series Ivy and Bean, as well as The Magic Half.

Table of Contents

8 books (277 p., 22 cm.) — Contents list — Author sheet — Discussion questions — Sign-up sheet — Book club kits policy/How to use the book kit.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780440337973
Publisher:
The Dial Press
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Shaffer, Mary Ann
Author:
Annie Barrows
Author:
Barrows, Annie
Author:
Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie
Author:
Mary Ann Shaffer
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
History
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
England
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Sale Books-Literature
Subject:
Sale Books-Popular Titles
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Sale Books-Staff Picks
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Publication Date:
20080729
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
277

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"Synopsis" by , In 1946, as England emerges from the shadow of World War II, writer Juliet Ashton finds inspiration for her next book in her correspondence with a native of Guernsey and his eccentric friends, who tell her about their island, the books they love, German occupation, and the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club born as an alibi during German occupation. 75,000 first printing.
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