The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Registered by wingAlfa-Betjewing of Apeldoorn, Gelderland Netherlands on 5/15/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAlfa-Betjewing from Apeldoorn, Gelderland Netherlands on Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Lovely book! See summary below. Special BC-quote in this book: "Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.”

January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find 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—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.

Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.

Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.

Journal Entry 2 by wingAlfa-Betjewing at Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Friday, July 06, 2018

Released 9 mos ago (7/6/2018 UTC) at Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Dit boek gaat in de boekendoos met boeken over boeken.

Journal Entry 3 by elsje86 at Rhenen, Utrecht Netherlands on Friday, August 10, 2018
Dit boek kwam in de boekendoos over boeken bij mij terecht. Deze stond al een tijdje op mijn wishlist, leuk! Komt bovenop de tbr stapel.

Journal Entry 4 by elsje86 at Rhenen, Utrecht Netherlands on Monday, August 20, 2018
Ik vond het lastig om in het verhaal te komen. Maar na een bladzijde of 80 kreeg het me toch te pakken. Ik ben blij dat ik nog even doorgelezen heb. Was de moeite waard! Dit boek mag weer mee on de volgende ronde van de boeken-boekendoos.

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