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

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer

One of my book club members has suggested this book as next month’s read. I’m very glad she did.
It’s 1946 and the story follows Juliet on a journey of the occupation of Guersey. Juliet is an author who wrote a column for a magazine during the war in London. By chance she receives a letter from Guernsey which changed her outlook on life.
She responds to this letter and opens up a whole part of the war that she didn’t know about. As time goes on the more letters Juliet receives she realised she needs to travel to Guernsey to totally understand the letters she has been written.
It’s a very clever format for a book. The whole book is letters. I thought this would get annoying but I was pleasantly surprised. The way the author brings each character to life through the letters is great. It’s easy to read and follow the story. It’s heart warming yet taught me a lot. It left me smiling and think I must travel to the Channel Islands one day. This is a great quick and easy read I would recommend.

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