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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Author: Annie Barrows

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 978-1526603371
Pages: 275
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The beloved, life-affirming international bestseller which has sold over 5 million copies worldwide - now a major film starring Lily James, Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay and Penelope Wilton

To give them hope she must tell their story

It's 1946. The war is over, and Juliet Ashton has writer's block. But when she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey - a total stranger living halfway across the Channel, who has come across her name written in a second hand book - she enters into a correspondence with him, and in time with all the members of the extraordinary Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

Through their letters, the society tell Juliet about life on the island, their love of books - and the long shadow cast by their time living under German occupation. Drawn into their irresistible world, Juliet sets sail for the island, changing her life forever.

Delightfully spirited . You'd have to be pretty hard-hearted not to fall under its spell (Daily Mail)

Utterly delightful (Helen Mirren)

Atmospheric and touching . it is about love and friendship and the ability of these qualities to survive adversity (Alexander McCall Smith The Times)

Thronging with lovable people (Guardian)

I can't remember the last time I discovered a novel as smart and delightful as this one . Treat yourself to this book, please - I can't recommend it highly enough (Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love)

What a gorgeous book - very touch and funny (Joanna Lumley)

Absolutely perfect and satisfying, and when you finish it you sit around wishing that you could find another book just like it (Stephanie Meyer)

Every now and again, a book comes along that is simple yet effective, readable yet memorable. This is one such delight . It is a uniquely humane vision of inhumanity; one to lift even the most cynical of spirits (The Times)

Funny, moving and quite unlike anything I have read for a long time (Sunday Telegraph)

Shaffer's writing, with its self-deprecating humour and jaunty stylishness, is a heart-warmingly nostalgic journey into another age (Independent)