20 August 2011

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

This story is a historically-based fiction about Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands, during the second world war. I wish we'd been able to visit there while we lived in England...
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The story relates the creation of (and the events that follow) their literary society.

It was a fun book. The story was told by the means of fictional letters. I like stories told in that format. I have to say that I really expected to rate it higher than a four, but the end seemed very abrupt to me.

All told, if you like historically based fiction or books about WWII, it's worthy of your time.


  1. so cool! i just picked this up at our local charity shop! haven't read it so appreciating your comments ")
    also part of several Jane Austen reading challenges and August Austenesque - info on my blog as pages and buttons on sidebar if you're at all interested ")

  2. I like your username!
    I miss charity shops! You must live in the UK, right?
    Hope you enjoy it! I thought it was a great storyline!


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