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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer

Label
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Title
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Statement of responsibility
Mary Ann Shaffer
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Language
eng
Summary
"A glorious, gorgeous, completely irresistible novel, Guernsey will win hearts everywhere. An affecting, emotional epistolary novel recalling the charm and warmth of 84 Charing Cross Road and the gentle wit of Alexander McCall Smith, Guernsey tells the story of a small group of neighbors on the island of Guernsey off the coast of England. A pig farmer, an elegant lady, a potion maker, a rag and bone man, a footman posting as a lord who survive the Nazi occupation in the Second World War by gathering over humble potato peel pie to talk of Shakespeare, Chaucer, and the great novels. With the war over, Juliet, an eager writer from London, uncovers just how dramatic the lives of these islanders really were during the war, and through them, discovers the drama in her own life. Guernsey is a real gem of a novel. It's that rare thing: a small story, simply told, that contains within it enormous depth and heart. Completely accessible and immediately captivating, the characters are nothing short of enchanting. Gloriously honest, moving, sweet and funny, a sheer delight from beginning to end, this is truly a book to fall in love with."--Provided by publisher
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
Award
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Best Indie Buzz Book, 2009.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2008.
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265519
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DLC
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Shaffer, Mary Ann
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Barrows, Annie
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True
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  • Writers
  • Book clubs (Discussion groups)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Also published in paperback: London : Bloomsbury, 2009
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
275 p.
Isbn
9780747596684
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781741758955
Label
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer
Publication
Note
Also published in paperback: London : Bloomsbury, 2009
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
275 p.
Isbn
9780747596684
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781741758955

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