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Enjoyable read portraying a wartime experience.
on 5 June 2017
I only read this book because it was the monthly choice for the reading book club that I belong to.It was not the genre that I would have normally chosen from, but the point of the club is to widen our reading , so that we experience books that are out of our normal choice. It worked for me!!
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.