- Published: Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, p2008.
- Year Published: 2008
- Edition: Library ed.
- Description: 7 sound discs (ca. 70 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
- Language: English
- Format: Book on CD
- 9781415954409 :
- 1415954402 :
- Women authors -- Fiction.
- Book clubs (Discussion groups) -- Fiction.
- London (England) -- Fiction. -- History -- 20th century
- England -- Fiction.
- Epistolary fiction.
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
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Call number: BOCD Fiction
Available Copies: West Adult
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London, January 1946, emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. She finds it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb. As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island.
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The story is good and heart warming story.
Great for encouraging calm driving
If I read this myself, I'm afraid I probably wouldn't get through it. But as an audiobook, I found myself interested to know what would happen next.
The arrangement allowed us to meet each character through their own words and hear each voice distinctly. For instance, I disliked Markham V. Reynolds instantly, all from his brief but demanding correspondence.
Taking place on the Channel Isle of Guernsey just after the Occupation, the story provides glimpses into what occupation in an already isolated landscape meant. This gives book a fascinating piece of history to work with as well as the thoroughly enjoyable characters.
Very pleasant listening experience, extremely well-suited to audio. The added bonus of audio for this book is hearing the differences between Juliet and Sidney's London accents compared with the island flavor in Dawsey and Isola's speech. Plus, you learn how to pronounce the names, although not spell them, which is why I had to look up how to spell "Isola."
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