+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

Paperback Published: June 2009
ISBN: 9781741758955
Number Of Pages: 276

Other Formats

Share This Book:

Paperback

RRP $22.99
$18.95
18%
OFF
Ships in 7 to 10 business days

Earn 38 Qantas Points
on this Book

A celebration of literature, love, and the power of the human spirit, this warm, funny, tender, and thoroughly entertaining novel is the story of an English author living in the shadow of World War II and the writing project that will dramatically change her life. An international bestseller now in paperback.

A moving tale of post-war friendship, love and books, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society is a captivating and completely irresistible novel of enormous depth and heart.

It's 1946, and as Juliet Ashton sits at her desk in her Chelsea flat, she is stumped. A writer of witty newspaper columns during the war, she can't think of what to write next. Out of the blue, she receives a letter from one Dawsey Adams of Guernsey - by chance he's acquired a book Juliet once owned - and, emboldened by their mutual love of books, they begin a correspondence.

Dawsey is a member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and it's not long before the rest of the members write to Juliet - including the gawky Isola, who makes home-made potions, Eben, the fisherman who loves Shakespeare, and Will Thisbee, rag-and-bone man and chef of the famous potato peel pie. As letters fly back and forth, Juliet comes to know the extraordinary personalities of the Society and their lives under the German occupation of the island. Entranced by their stories, Juliet decides to visit the island to meet them properly - and unwittingly turns her life upside down. Gloriously honest, enchanting and funny, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society is sure to win your heart.

'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 the international bestseller Eat, Pray, Love.

About the Author

Mary Ann Shaffer wrote The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society when she was a retired bookseller and librarian, in her seventies. She died in 2008, just before her book was published.

Quick read which is a delightful story.

5

Historical information presented in a unique manner and style. Underlying personal stories.

Canberra

true

Great Guernsey

5

Another magical story in terms of the characters and setting. Written so well you wanted to meet these people and share their lives. Read the book saw the movie (also so good!), had to buy it to read again.. Tragedy about the author but amazingly well finished.

Melbourne, Australia

true

i loved this book

5

I loved this book so much I didn't want it end. Would highly recommend it

Toowoomba

true

Great book

5

Brilliant book you dont give decent options for me too choose from!

Richmond NSW

true

Loved it

5

A real surprise. Loved it from the first chapter.

Melbourne AU

true

A Must Read Book for all Book Lovers

5

This book, by a 70 year old former Librarian, Mary Ann Shaffer, is for all book lovers and for all those who believe in the triumph of the human spirit in times of greatest adversity. It is a book to treasure - a charming and enchanting novel that looks at books and the power of reading. And in spite of its setting on the Channel Island of Gurensey just after the German occupation of World War 11,this is an uplifting, joyous and beguiling novel about books and reading and how they can nourish the human spirit, even during the darkest of times. A chance inscription in a book that belonged tp English author Juliet ashton, leads to a correspondence with first, Dawsey Adams from Guernsey, who comes across the book and writes to Juliet. This is followed by a flurry of letters from members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends and is captivated by their stories about their island, their taste in books and the impact the recent German occupation had on their lives. Little does Juliet know when she sets sail to Guernsey to meet the mebers of the Society, that her life will be irrevocably changed. You will laugh and be moved to tears as this warm, funny, tender and thoroughly entertaining novel unfolds and you, like Juliet, will fall head over heels in love with all of the wonderful characters. This book is told in the epistolary style, consisting of letters between the characters in the book. It has a passing acquaintance with 84 Charring Cross Road. It is indeed a love letter to all book lovers. In the words of Mary Ann shaffer "I hope that my book will illuminate my belief that the love of art - be it poetry, storytelling, painting, sculpture or music enables people to transcend any barrier man has yet devised." This is a book to make the heart sing and the spirit soar.

Sydney, Australia

true

Characters I'd like to meet in real life

5

Loved the book. The characters and the storyline grew throughout the book. It transported me to the island and the time. A great read.

Melbourne AU

true

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

5.0 7

100.0

ISBN: 9781741758955
ISBN-10: 1741758955
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: June 2009
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1

Earn 38 Qantas Points
on this Book