Friday, March 20, 2009

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

This was a very charming, engaging, and interesting book.

A London writer, just after WWII and digging for an idea for a new book, stumbles upon the interesting lives of several inhabitants of the tiny island of Guernsey in the Channel Islands. They all have interesting stories to tell of life during the German occupation during the war.

A letter-writing correspondence with these people leads to a visit and to a whole new life.

The book will teach you things you probably never knew about the war and about the Channel Islands - and it will keep you marvelously entertained with the wit of Juliet Ashton, the fiesty main character.

The book is presented as a series of letters and telegrams, each one a treat to read. They end up weaving a riveting tale that's easy to read and pulls you into the lives of the characters.

Take it along on vacation, or spring break. You won't regret it.

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