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 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.