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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Label
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Title
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Statement of responsibility
Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
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Language
eng
Summary
A celebration of literature, love, and the power of the human spirit, this warm, funny, tender, and thoroughly entertaining novel is the story of an English author living in the shadow of World War II and the writing project that will dramatically change her life. An international bestseller.A moving tale of post-war friendship, love and books, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society is a captivating and completely irresistible novel of enormous depth and heart.It's 1946, and as Juliet Ashton sits at her desk in her Chelsea flat, she is stumped. A writer of witty newspaper columns during the war, she can't think of what to write next. Out of the blue, she receives a letter from one Dawsey Adams of Guernsey - by chance he's acquired a book Juliet once owned - and, emboldened by their mutual love of books, they begin a correspondence.Dawsey is a member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and it's not long before the rest of the members write to Juliet - including the gawky Isola, who makes home-made potions, Eben, the fisherman who loves Shakespeare, and Will Thisbee, rag-and-bone man and chef of the famous potato peel pie. As letters fly back and forth, Juliet comes to know the extraordinary personalities of the Society and their lives under the German occupation of the island. Entranced by their stories, Juliet decides to visit the island to meet them properly - and unwittingly turns her life upside down.Gloriously honest, enchanting and funny, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society is sure to win your heart.'I can't remember the last time I discovered a novel as smart and delightful as this one. Treat yourself to this book, please - I can't recommend it highly enough.' Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the international bestseller Eat, Pray, Love
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
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Award
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Best Indie Buzz Book, 2009.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2008.
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265519
Cataloging source
DLC
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  • Shaffer, Mary Ann
  • Barrows, Annie
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Barrows, Annie
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:94d2f3ad-08f3-46a5-ab1d-a1714d9485a9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781741768534
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:94d2f3ad-08f3-46a5-ab1d-a1714d9485a9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781741768534
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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