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Tuesday, 30 June 2009

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society...

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Soceity Pictures, Images and Photos

“ I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.”

January 1946, London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and Juliet Ashton, a writer, is reading a letter from a man she's never met who lives on the island of Guernsey, which is recovering from Nazi wartime occupation...

He's found her name written in a book he loves by the writer, Charles Lamb and, over a series of letters, he introduces Juliet to the members, of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and their life-stories...

Guernsey Pictures, Images and Photos

Juliet begins to receive letters full of their warmth, gossip and memories, as well as regular, lively, epistles from her agent and her best friend, his sister, and even a potential suitor...

...And the story gradually unfolds of love and loss and longing in wartime, which ultimately leads us into consideration of how fate can sometimes lead us to discover ourselves in the oddest of places, the strangest of circumstances, and somewhere we never dreamed to look.

Guernsey Pictures, Images and Photos

14 comments:

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

I've just read a review of this in the Sunday papers and I saw it on the shelf t'other day, so I shall definitely go get this one!!

thanks!!

saz xx

Sink said...

It's on my list of summer reads! Thanks for the encouragement!
I need help trying to put the MMM button on my blog...I'm a technonewbie still....
sink

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

and how long is YOUR list.....mine is unbelieveable...all in my basket on AMAZON as they are mostly half price there, and l am hoping for Amazon voucher for the impeding doomfest (my birthday) ..

Chairman Bill said...

Does it have anything to do with pistons?

Protege said...

I think this would be a book for me.;)
I absolutely love the words in the last paragraph of this post.;)
xo

blognut said...

It's in my reading pile! I think I'm going to like it.

Happy Tuesday, Fhina!

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darsden said...

cool beans will check it out. love the beach photo and cool house too.

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

...and right back at you girlfriend!!! You was honoured too, Moannie and Erin all yesterday!!

Its like xmas, birthdays? and big snogs all in one, getting a mention on David sPOTD!!!

Elizabeth Bradley said...

I read this book before it had really taken hold, so I like to feel that I was one of the first to "discover" it. I have recommended it to many people. How wonderful that you have featured it here. Doesn't reading this book make you want to book a trip to Guernsey?

kapgaf said...

Ma chère Boucle d'Or,
Je suis venue mais je n'ai rien à dire sur ce livre - ma liste de lecture est déjà tellement longue - mais je ne voulais pas faire "lurker", alors ce petit mot pour t'offrir des

Grosses bises

Whitemist said...

No true statement at the end. We do find ourselves in odd and difficult places.

Diane said...

I loved, loved, LOVED this book!! It ranks up there as a favorite!

Spellbound said...

This sounds lovely but the pictures, oh my, how magical.

A Woman Of No Importance said...

:) xxx

Something I wrote earlier...

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