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

Positively Charming

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Scaffer and Annie Barrows is a positively charming historical novel. There is a totally wonderful film too which I saw before reading the book.

Uniquely laid out in a series of letters, the reader enters a bygone age. Life was simpler but life was hard living under the Nazis in occupied Guernsey.

Set during 1946 the letters discuss the war years. There is a bonding together of residents, united by their love of food and books.

There are some hard to read scenes set in Ravensbruck and Belsen concentration camps.

In the main the novel has a light hearted tone, drawing the reader in with its stories and confidences.

Often films of novels disappoint but that is not the case here. I found the movie and the book positively charming.

JULIA WILSON

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