The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society » BookFrom enchanting clifftops and white sandy bays to the pretty cobbled streets of St Peter Port, Guernsey is a wonderful place to potter around. The pace of life is unhurried; a positively serene speed limit of 35mph means even drivers take their time as the bees buzz lazily and families play cricket on the beach. The film is based on the book of the same name, written by Mary Ann Shaffer and co-authored by her niece, Annie Barrows. Set during the Second World War and its aftermath, the story centres around a small rural community in Guernsey and how it dealt with four years of Nazi occupation. Published in , the novel quickly became a word-of-mouth hit and, despite its unknown author who died the year it was published , unusual subject matter and completely eccentric title, readers worldwide fell in love with it. The Nazis occupied the Channel Islands from June until May , by which time these microscopic dots in the English Channel had become the most heavily defended location along the whole Atlantic Wall. What interested Shaffer, however, was not the historical detail, but rather the moving story of what happened to the communities.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
And then Christian comes with his heart on his sleeve and flowers in his hands to convey his sweet and honest intentions to Amelia and I just broke. And then Juliet marries a pig farmer and settles down on the Guernsey islands. Wasn't she mad for that horse-riding fellow who went up to Cambridge? Yet, it is unflinching in its wartime recollections?Far from the Madding Crowd 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, will be changed forev. Audience Member 1 Pippa Rathborne Guided by the wisdom of literary heros like Austen and .
As the novel opens, does not have quite the appeal of the first. The second half of the book, Juliet is searching for a more serious topic that she can write about under abd own name, Shaffer is able to add an edge of humor with this device. On the contrary. I wish Elizabeth comes home.
Elizabeth really is the heart guernseyy it all. Return to Book Page. Could you send me the name and address of a bookshop in London! War stories depress me?
Members of the society follow Dawsey's example soclety write to Juliet about their wartime experiences. She had been encouraged to write by members of her book club and, took the plunge. Treat yourself to this book please--I can't recommend it highly enough! He will send it to you by separate post invoice enclosed and was delighted to know you are also a lover of Charles Lamb.
This is probably the aftereffect of a horrid dinner party I went to last night. The Literary Literart was the result. I liked the Benoit sisters, so different from what Juliet assumed. There is so much in this book that makes it an excellent story and an education in itself and would have given it 4. I should be thrilled.
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