The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society


I am reading a good book from the library called The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. The book is a series of letters to and from Miss Juliet Ashton. She is a writer from a London newspaper. The exhange of letters is from Juliet, her publisher, her dear friend in Scotland (publisher's sister), and a group of people from the island of Guernsey.

The letters begin in January 1946. The details of Juliet's life as a writer during the war and her interaction with with people in the Isle of Guernsey are the focus. It's just after the WW II and people are recovering, physically and mentally. A man in Guernsey wrote to Juliet because he came across a book about Charles Lamb and the book once belonged to Juliet. He found her name and address in it. All the correspondence is interesting and you want to know everything about what happened to these people in Guernsey and how they fared after the German occupation for five years. As I write this it doesn't sound exciting but I am truely engaged with this book.

1 comment:

Le laquet said...

Oh I love 84 Charing Cross Road, which sounds similar!

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