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

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie SocietyThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The story of the occupation of Guernsey by the German Army during the latter years of the Second World War is beautifully told in a series of letters between the characters. It takes some time to form one’s impressions of each of the characters and their relationships with the others. This is a deliberate build-up by the author, and you should be patient. You will be rewarded.

The characters are delightful and I fell in love with several of them. I shed a few tears too, but that is not unusual for me.

The title of the book bears some explanation, and, when you come to it during the course of your reading, that explanation is sure to delight you. I promise! How did the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society come into being? And why Potato Peel Pie?

You’ll just have to read it for yourself, because I’m not going to tell you.

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About Lance Greenfield

Blog: lancegreenfield.wordpress.com email: lancegmitchell@outlook.com I published my debut novel in December 2014: Eleven Miles. My second novel went live in February 2016: Knitting Can Walk!
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3 Responses to Book Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

  1. I loved this book! Now I want to see the film.

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  2. A friend told me about the film. I feel that I must see it too. I am already sure that I will love it and that I will need a box of tissues: or maybe two.

    Like

  3. cindy knoke says:

    Loved the book and the film!

    Like

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