The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

By Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

  • Release Date : 2009-06-01
  • Genre : Fiction & Literature
  • FIle Size : 1.90 MB
Score: 4.5
From 161 Ratings
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 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 

The beloved, life-affirming international bestseller—now a major film coming in April 2018, starring Lily James, Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay and Penelope Wilton.

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.

Gloriously honest, enchanting and funny, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is sure to win your heart.


  • The Guernsey Literary and potato Peel Pie Society

    By Joellen G
    I found this book to be profoundly unique in so many ways. The fact that it’s structure consists of successive epistles was for me a totally new way of reading a story. Laced with many beautiful word pictures, the book is beautifully written. The way tragedy and humour are superimposed is truly inspiring and a testimony to the resilience of the human condition. This is a very special book.
  • A book so good it will linger with you

    By Becohh
    Enrapturing and captivating. The characters are so easy to love and you truly don’t wish the book to end. It reminded me of Pride and Prejudice with its strong female lead and the quiet and kind male. A must read for Austen enthusiasts and for those who simply need a good book to read.
  • Loved this book

    By Wowo1959
    Beautifully written in a way that you feel you are a part of the story, I was devastated when I finished, I wanted more.
  • Unputdownable!

    By Andy29nz
    This book was an absolute joy to read. Being sick in bed with the flu has never been so enjoyable - I got to read it all in one go! Great characters & wonderful storytelling. I highly recommend.
  • The Gurnaey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

    By OzRonaldo
    A marvelous book. I didn't want it to end. Can I give it six stars?
  • A fun read.

    By Chridhe
    This story was unexpectedly delightful. It drew me into the characters and tales and experiences of them all. Thoughtfully written with enough factual stuff to make me realise how difficult it must of been for those who lived through WWII, without wallowing in it. Recommended.