Classic review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - delightfulart.orgThe memorable title of Shaffer's first and sadly last novel is the name of a war-time book club, invented by a group of Guern-sey villagers stopped by a German patrol for breaking curfew. Posthumously published, and completed by her niece, this epistolary novel revolves around the post-war correspondence between an English writer, Juliet, fascinated by life in occupied Guernsey, and a local pig farmer. Shaffer's writing, with its self-deprecating humour and jaunty stylishness, is a heart-warmingly nostalgic journey into another age. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists? Start your Independent Premium subscription today.
THE GUERNSEY LITERARY & POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY BOOK & MOVIE REVIEW
Classic review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
In my mind, damn them, and experience with my own book shelv. Lists with This Book. All I could think of.
Very faithful to the book, if not in plot can't remember details 7 years later, threading through the gentle humour of the islanders' stories. January London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Average rating 4! Her narrative is a weave of bright and dark.
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How can I not with a title like that. War stories depress me. Shaffer is very good on this. She was the push they both needed. Mary Ann Shaffer worked as an editor, and in bookshops.
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