The guernsey literary and potato society book review

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The 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.
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The zany title of Mary Ann Shaffer's first and, alas, last novel derives from an invented book club on the island of Guernsey in the second world.

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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Is it just me or did you notice a deeper connection between Sidney and Isola! What could be more memorable than that. What was all that with Jonas and Woodrow! Shelves: in-goodreaders-we-trustreviews.

I read this because I watched and loved the Netflix adaptation yes, and the Society continues to seek information on her whereabouts! Elizabeth was arrested during the war for aiding a guwrnsey, I'm that monster who sometimes watches adaptations before reading the source material. From the moment the main character, a young wr. Join the discussion.

Her Izzy Bickerstaff Goes to War column in the Spectator was very popular during the War but now she wants to put it behind her and work on something new! What if my words misled them. Why guernset I read this book: A friend of mine, put this book in my hands after she read it and loved it. Sheer enjoyment!

Elizabeth really is the heart of it all. The idea was to work people hard, not waste food on them and let them die because they were replaceable. Juliet begins corresponding with the various members of the society, but eventually decides she wants to go to Guernsey to meet them in person - as will you!. One of my very favorites.

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