- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC; Reprint edition (7 Jun. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1408810263
- ISBN-13: 978-1408810262
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.6 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1,109 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,555 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Paperback – 7 Jun 2010
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'Charming ... one to lift even the most cynical of spirits' The Times 'Thronging with lovable people ... golden comedy' Guardian 'What a gorgeous book - very touching and funny' Joanna Lumley 'Delightfully spirited and quirky novel-of-letters ... You'd have to be pretty hard-hearted not to fall under its spell' Daily Mail Books of the Year
`The society's members are quirky and lovable, their friendships touching and the letters so funny and moving that by the time she's considering a visit to the island we are desperate to go with her' --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
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Top Customer Reviews
The book gives a deep insight into how the people of Guernsey lived during the German occupancy, in the War. Their resilience is clearly shown with the development of their "Guernsey potato peel pie" and the characters are pleasant and well defined. There are many snippets of war time determination, friendships, and incidents which I found informative . I liked the way there were insights of German acts of kindness and empathy- it's all too often portrayed in films and books that all Germans were the " baddies".
Different scenes are vividly described, often with great humour, which makes this book an enjoyable read. I particularly liked the incident with the pigs head !!!
I wouldn't rate this book as a stunning read, but more a down to earth enjoyable one.
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A good read, but one thing really irritated me. How could letters be written and replied to on the same day, (and once even twice) in 1946? They weren't even telegrams! Read morePublished 10 days ago by GTX's
An excellent, funny, moving, sad book and a valuable snapshot of Channel Islands OccupationPublished 13 days ago by LEAH
This is one of the most enjoyable and charming books I;ve ever readPublished 19 days ago by Mrs Plinge
Enjoyed learning about life in the Channel Island during the war which i knew nothing about.Published 19 days ago by Hazel Guy
I loved this book. Quirky yes, but well written and a real insight as to the happenings in Guernsey during the war.Published 21 days ago by Kathy K