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The Resource The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society : a novel, Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows ; read by Paul Boehmer, Susan Duerden, Rosalyn Landor, John Lee and Juliet Mills

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society : a novel, Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows ; read by Paul Boehmer, Susan Duerden, Rosalyn Landor, John Lee and Juliet Mills

Label
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society : a novel
Title
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows ; read by Paul Boehmer, Susan Duerden, Rosalyn Landor, John Lee and Juliet Mills
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
' 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 writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb.. As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends - and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island - boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all. Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society's members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever
Summary
In 1946, writer Juliet Ashton finds inspiration for her next book in her correspondence with a native of Guernsey, who tells her about the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club born as an alibi during German occupation
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Audio
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  • Library Journal Best Audio: Fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10022457
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shaffer, Mary Ann
Dewey number
813.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Paul Boehmer, Susan Duerden, Rosalyn Landor, John Lee, Juliet Mills
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Barrows, Annie
  • Boehmer, Paul
  • Duerden, Susan
  • Landor, Rosalyn
  • Lee, John Rafter
  • Mills, Juliet
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women authors
  • Book clubs (Discussion groups)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Friendship
  • Letter writing
  • Guernsey
  • Channel Islands
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society : a novel, Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows ; read by Paul Boehmer, Susan Duerden, Rosalyn Landor, John Lee and Juliet Mills
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Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged audio edition.
Extent
7 audio discs (8 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780739368435
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHCD 2380
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society : a novel, Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows ; read by Paul Boehmer, Susan Duerden, Rosalyn Landor, John Lee and Juliet Mills
Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged audio edition.
Extent
7 audio discs (8 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780739368435
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHCD 2380
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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