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The Resource The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

Label
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
Title
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
Statement of responsibility
Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
Title variation
Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
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Language
eng
Summary
A moving tale of post-war friendship, love and books, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie 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
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1934-2008
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Shaffer, Mary Ann
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Barrows, Annie
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  • Letter writing
  • Women authors
  • Book clubs (Discussion groups)
  • Friendship
  • Channel Islands
  • Guernsey
Target audience
adult
Label
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Film tie-in
  • Originally published: 2008
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
2172819
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
vii, 265 pages
Isbn
9781760528089
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Label
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Film tie-in
  • Originally published: 2008
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
2172819
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
vii, 265 pages
Isbn
9781760528089
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps

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