The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
IIt is post WWII in London and British author Juliet Ashton is searching
for her next writing project. She has lost her house and possessions in
the bombings. Juliet receives a letter from a man inquiring about
Charles Lamb's books. He had found her name and address in a book he
had bought about Charles Lamb. The letter is from the Isle of Guernsey.
What follows is an interesting collection of letters, telegrams and
notes. Guernsey was occupied by the Germans during the war. A group of
friends on the Isle formed a book club in order to be able to meet
together. Though this correspondence Juliet is able to forge new
friendships and soon finds herself going to Guernsey to write about the
I enjoyed the book very much. The characters are
vibrant and almost quaint and the setting is one I will have to put on
my wishlist to visit. Beware though, those who do not enjoy a sappy love
story will not fall in love with the book like myself.
First Line: "Susan Scott is a wonder.