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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Juliet Ashton, an author in post-war England, receives a letter from a stranger living in the Channel Island of Guernsey.  After discovering that he found her name in a second-hand book, Juliet begins communicating with him.  Eventually this communication is extended to the other members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a remarkable group of booklovers who adopted their ambiguous name as an alibi during wartime.

Through their correspondence, Juliet is given an insight into the Society’s love of literature, experiences on the island, and the hardship that they faced under German occupation.  Inspired by their stories, Juliet decides to travel to Guernsey and embarks on a life-changing journey.

An international bestseller and now a major film starring Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Jessica Brown Findlay, Matthew Goode, Penelope Wilton and Tom Courtenay, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Peel Society is a heart-warming historical fiction novel that celebrates the power of the human spirit.




TitleThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
AuthorMary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows