The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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About The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

  • Year Released: 2008

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows published in 2008. Fog bound in Guernsey, the author passed the day reading Letters From the Occupation by Dorothy Higgs and was inspired to create her characters. 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. Characters of importance include: Many important themes are referenced throughout the story, and some of the most valuable include those of loyalty, courage, and standing strong in the face of

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