The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780747590644 Global Overview for this book
Registered by the-pilots-wife on 10/22/2008
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21 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by the-pilots-wife on Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Really enjoyed this book and will be sending it off to house-elfdobby.

Journal Entry 2 by the-pilots-wife at Kegworth, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Released 10 yrs ago (10/18/2008 UTC) at Kegworth, Derbyshire United Kingdom

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Popped in the post to HED.

Journal Entry 3 by house-elfdobby from Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Hurrah! I've been wanting to read this for ages and here it is! Thanks for sending it to me - this and the propect of worldwide travel has cheered me up no end!

Blurb from the back:

It's January, 1946 and writer Juliet Ashton sits at her cluttered desk in London, struggling to find a subject for her next book. Out of the blue, she receives a letter from one Dawsey Adams who, as well as sharing her love of Charles Lamb, is a member of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, set up in secret during the German Occupation. It's not long before Juliet begins to hear from the other members and discovers that the society is every bit as extraordinary as its name. There's Isola, who sells love potions along with her vegetables; Eben, a fisherman with a passion for Shakespeare; Will, the creator of the famous potato peel pie; and Dawsey himself, a bashful farmer with a tender heart. As the letters fly back and forth, Juliet's curiousity turns into genuine affection, and the founding member of the society, who fell in love with a German officer and was sent away to concentration camp,leaving her only child behind.

Journal Entry 4 by house-elfdobby from Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Thursday, October 23, 2008
Awwww noooo! I've just finished it and I didn't want it to end - what a quirky story full of fun, laughter and sadness (at times). When I read this (below) near the beginning of the book I thought, 'aha it HAS ended up in the right hands'

I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers. How delightful if that were true.

I would really like to do a Bookray/ring with this as so many people want to read it, but there are a couple of (longish) rings out there at the moment and I wouldn't want to step on anyone's tootsies, so I'm hanging onto it for the moment.

Journal Entry 5 by house-elfdobby from Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Thanks for signing up for this lovely book, I'm sure you'll love it. Usual bookray/ring rules apply:

1. Please journal the book when you receive it (and pm the next on the list for address to save delays later)
2. Then please journal it again when you've read it.
3. Finally, please journal it when you've posted it.

That way I can keep track of where it's going, or if it gets stuck anywhere and let you know. I'll pop a list on my bookshelf, so you can easily see who is next on the list to send it to. Hope the shipping order suits you all, let me know if not and hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I did. Have fun on your journey little book! Oh and I thought it would be nice to add that if you can possibly read it within 30 days and then pass it on, that would be great then the others won't have to wait toooooo long.

waderwoman (UK)
Cross-patch (UK)
Kerriou (UK)
mucker28 (UK) <------- to be skipped
JudeK (UK)
Tarna (Finland)
Icila (France)
chich (France)
amidabutsu (Canada)
rhythmbiscuit (USA)
deadsteen (USA)
300dogs (USA)
Ilios (USA)
Cocobarks (USA)
daniellechonody (USA)
imawinn2 (USA) - added 26 May 2009 <------- book is here 22 December 2009 - Merry Christmas one and all!
lucy-lemon (UK)
Cinderess (UK) added 21 June 2009
then finally back to me

Edited 4 June 2010 to say that this little book completed its travels successfully thanks to you all, and ended up back with the-pilots-wife who passed it on to her mum, GrannyJulie, who posted it onto chocdrop in Derby, who has now sent it on to lilac-lovely in Leicestershire - who knows where it will go next? thanks one and all for making this Bookring so successful, if only they all went this well!

house-elfdobby :)

Thanks everyone, look forward to seeing your Journal Entries and what you think of the book! See here for more info on Guernsey during The Occupation.

Journal Entry 6 by house-elfdobby at Kegworth, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Released 10 yrs ago (11/1/2008 UTC) at Kegworth, Derbyshire United Kingdom

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Hurrah, this fab little book will be winging its way round to waderwoman's house this merry morn! First stop on its journey around the world!

Edited to say that it's No. 1. in Rockdg9's The THE Challenge November 2008

Journal Entry 7 by waderwoman on Monday, November 03, 2008
OOh thankly pankly HED!
I shall look forward to getting my teeth into this- I promise to speed up my reading for you!

Journal Entry 8 by waderwoman on Thursday, November 13, 2008
What a lovely book!
The characters are all so sweet and friendly- i liked them all!
It was a very well written book that didnt shy away from the horrors of war, yet didnt dwell on it- it was dealt with in a very matter of fact way which made it seem all the more real. Its reawakend my desire to visit the channel isles again so watch ut Mr WW!
have pm'd Cross-Patch and am awaiting reply.

Journal Entry 9 by waderwoman at South Croxton, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Monday, November 17, 2008

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If you are reading this then I have arrived safely!
Please do a journal entry-Thanks xx
This was popped in the post today to Cross-patch on the next leg of its merry little journey around the World!
Safe journey little booky wook. xx
#21 Release in the The challenge.

Journal Entry 10 by wingCross-patchwing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Saturday, November 22, 2008
I am so intrigued; the elements of the title are just so incongruous! Thank you h-e-d and waderwoman, I am truly looking forward to reading this book with a will.

Journal Entry 11 by wingCross-patchwing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Monday, January 05, 2009
This was my best read of 2008. Like all particularly good books I didn't want it to end and shall retain a part of it with me always.

Thank you, ladies.

Going in the post at the lovely Tilton on the Hill Post Office this afternoon. I wonder how the snow is up there on the High Leicestershire hills?!.

Journal Entry 12 by Kerriou from Swansea, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Arrived safely this morning. Thank you, Cross-patch.
Can't wait to read this one!

Have PMd JudeK

Journal Entry 13 by Kerriou from Swansea, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, January 16, 2009
A charming book which I thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you for sharing, house-elfdobby.
Will send to JudeK asap.




Journal Entry 14 by Kerriou at Swansea, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, January 16, 2009

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Posted off to JudeK this morning.

Journal Entry 15 by JudeK from Scarborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Received as part of bookring. Thank you. I have started to read and enjoying it so far.

Journal Entry 16 by JudeK from Scarborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Really good read, love the style of the author. Sometimes you can be so disappointed when everyone raves about a book but happy to say, not this time. Will try to send on to next person for whom I already have the address tomorrow (Thursday 5th Feb) Happy Reading.

Journal Entry 17 by wingTarnawing from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Sunday, February 15, 2009
I went home today to pick up the mail and to see if plumbers and bathroom & kitchen repairmen had had any work done since last Wednesday. They hadn’t :( but there was The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society waiting for me. Thanks, JudeK!
I have another book to finish first, but then it’s time to open this one. Can’t wait...

Journal Entry 18 by wingTarnawing from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Saturday, February 21, 2009
From Tarna to Anyone Interested

21st February 2009

Dear All,

This book urged me to write a letter. Did it do the same to you? It also made me want to receive one. — Wouldn’t any of you like to write me? Please?
I liked this book very much. But I must admit that before I started to read it, I was afraid. I had read so many praising reviews, including the journal entries by the previous readers of this copy. My expectations were so high that I feared I might be disappointed. And to tell you the truth, I was — at first. Those letters in the book reminded me so much of one of my all time favourites; 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff. I did like the letters, though, particularly the ones written by the islanders. Finally, my disappointment faded totally away on Guernsey, in the latter part of the book.
I like the way Mary Ann Schaffer writes; it’s entertaining, funny and yet informative at the same time. It was interesting to read about the Occupation. And the characters are fantastic, I love them all. (Adelaide Addison is one of my absolute favourites, along with Isola, of course.)
I was especially intrigued when reading about Guernsey children who were sent to be safe in England. It reminded me of the discussion here in Finland during the last 10 years or so. Finns have been discussing so called war children, 80.000 Finnish children who were sent to Sweden, Denmark, or Norway during the Winter War (1939—40) and the Continuation War (1941—44). The Finnish point of view has been slightly different than that of Mary Ann Shaffer’s or Juliet’s. In her letter to Sidney, Juliet says, ’Of all the things that happened during the war, sending the children away to try to keep them safe was surely the most terrible. I don’t know how the parents endured it.’ She’s right, of course. But she never even wonders how the kids felt. That’s what we’ve been discussing here. Many — maybe even most — war children seem to be quite bitter. They felt they were abandoned by their mothers (their fathers weren’t at home then, they were soldiers at war). In a way their situation may have been even worse than that of Guernsey children because most of them didn’t know the language spoken in their new country. And if they were so young they couldn’t read and write, they didn’t hear from their mothers. (Mothers usually didn’t know any Swedish, and that puts them in the same position than parents on Guernsey; they couldn’t contact their children or the people the kids were staying with.) Eventually, those kids learned Swedish (or Danish or Norwegian). Unfortunately, they forgot they mother tongue at the same time. And when they returned home, they didn’t have common language with their parents. No wonder they’re bitter.
Some small nitpicks came to my mind while reading but, unfortunately, I don’t remember them anymore. I guess they were about some historical facts, atmosphere, how people acted in 1940s, or something like that. There was something very American in the way this novel was written. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing — but since Juliet and almost all the other characters are British... On the other hand, I admit I admire Mary Ann Shaffer: She was really brave to write a British novel.
As it comes to the love story, I find the plot a bit too predictable. However, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (I love the title, btw) is easy-read, a real page-turner, and it was hard to put the book down. But it was thought-provoking, too. That’s a rare combination. The only thing I really missed was the recipe for potato peel pie. :)
It’s a fairy tale for grown-ups. Not the greatest book on earth, but lovely. Absolutely lovely.
If you haven’t already read this book, I strongly recommend you do it ASAP.

I thank the-pilots-wife for registering this copy and house-elfdobby for setting up this bookring. My reading experience was truly enjoyable. Thank you!

Love,

Tarna


P.S. I’ve got Icila’s address and will send the book on early next week.
P.P.S. Took the book to post office today, 23rd February. However, it won’t leave until tomorrow. Estimated travelling time for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society is 3—4 working days. The Society should arrive France by Monday next week. — This book is my 16th release in guinaveve’s Keep Them Moving Challenge this year; 2009 KTMC #16.

Journal Entry 19 by wingIcilawing from Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Thursday, February 26, 2009
Another this morning from you house-elfdobby. I'm currently the owner of two Kegworth postcards. ;)


Thanks Tarna, mail from Finland : it's great.


Journal Entry 20 by wingIcilawing from Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I just finished the reading and I look forward to going to Guernsey. It's not very far away from home.

I very enjoyed the story with its happy and sad moments on that small island. I wasn't aware of the particular history of Guernesey during the WWII.

The author died a year ago.

PMing chich.

Journal Entry 21 by wingIcilawing from Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Saturday, March 21, 2009
On its way to chich.

Journal Entry 22 by chich from Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Sunday, March 29, 2009
Image hosting by Photobucket Book received today, thanks for passing it on Icila & thanks so much for starting this ring house-elfdobby!

Journal Entry 23 by chich from Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Monday, April 06, 2009
A lovely read that (as already mentioned by Tarna in her journal entry) reminded me a lot of 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff.

I already have amidabutsu's address and will be sending her the book today.

Thanks again for sharing house-elfdobby:o)

Journal Entry 24 by chich from Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Monday, April 06, 2009
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Book sent to amidabutsu today, enjoy!



Entry #22 for the 2009 Keep Them Moving Challenge

Journal Entry 25 by amidabutsu from Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada on Tuesday, April 21, 2009
i received it in the mail yesterday. i've put it next on my "to be read" pile, so i'm finishing one book and then i'll be attacking this one.

thanks for sending it!

Journal Entry 26 by amidabutsu from Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada on Sunday, May 10, 2009
i really enjoyed it, the characters were funny and tender, and a lot of events bitter sweet.
a nice and quick read.

Journal Entry 27 by rhythmbiscuit from Northglenn, Colorado USA on Monday, May 25, 2009
Thank you for sharing this book. I look forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 28 by rhythmbiscuit from Northglenn, Colorado USA on Tuesday, June 09, 2009
From rhythmbiscuit to Tarna and other readers

9th June 2009

Dear Readers of This Book,

Tarna was quite right. Guernsey, being an epistolary novel--lovely word, epistolary, meaning told in a series of letters or other documents--inspires me to write my journal entry as a letter. I didn't know what to expect when I signed up for this bookring. Like others, I was intrigued by the title, and from the title, I expected a different sort of novel.

I enjoyed the book, although it took me a while to "get into" it. At first, it seemed too quaint or charming. But once Juliet--and through her, the reader--got to know the people of Guernsey, the book truly held my interest. I really had never given any thought to the experiences of Channel Islanders during the German Occupation. I'm glad I had the chance to learn something.

I'm sure that there were many men like Mark Reynolds in the 1940s, and not all of them American. However, he's the only American character, and he's absolutely insufferable. He's so stereotypical, but then, on further examination, I suppose some other characters could said to be cast from stereotypes...hmm?

I'll conclude now. Thank you, the-pilots-wife and house-elfdobby, for making it possible for me to read this book. I hope to visit Guernsey someday now that Mary Ann Shaffer has made me love it. I've contacted deadsteen and will be sending this book along soon.

rhythmbiscuit


Journal Entry 29 by rhythmbiscuit at -- BOOKRAY, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Wednesday, June 10, 2009

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I mailed this book today!

Journal Entry 30 by deadsteen from White Plains, New York USA on Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Arrived yesterday, and I'm already into it.

Journal Entry 31 by deadsteen from White Plains, New York USA on Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Many journalers described this book as "lovely." I have to agree. A combination of the style, characters, fairy tale ending, and the beauty of the island all contribute to a lovely read. I enjoyed it very much and I learned about the Channel Islands and their occupation by the Nazis.
It is a very fast read. I have sent a pm to the next person in the ring to keep it moving.

Journal Entry 32 by house-elfdobby from Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Friday, June 19, 2009
Wow deadsteen, that was quick, glad you enjoyed it!

Thanks to everyone for making this bookring successful, I love reading your JE's and I know the-pilots-wife does too, even if she is a bit of a 'sleeping bookcrosser'. Looking forward to reading what everyone else thinks, best wishes for a happy weekend xxx

Journal Entry 33 by 300dogs from Jackson, New Jersey USA on Friday, June 26, 2009
Arrived safely in New Jersey. I have one ring ahead of this but will get to it asap. Looking forward to it!

Journal Entry 34 by 300dogs from Jackson, New Jersey USA on Friday, July 10, 2009
Wow-great book! I enjoyed it and, of course, now want to visit Guernsey! I enjoyed getting to know all of the characters and their experiences during the Occupation. The story of Muffin the cat and Oscar Wilde was a nice touch too!

I already have Ilios's address and will mail this out tomorrow. Thank you the-pilots-wife for sharing your copy and house-elfdobby for starting this ring and for including the beautiful postcard. The pub pictured looks like a great spot to sit and enjoy Kegworth while having a pint!

PS-Am I the only person who didn't know who Charles Lamb was??

Journal Entry 35 by 300dogs at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, July 12, 2009

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Mailed yesterday to Ilios in Tampa, Florida.

Journal Entry 36 by Ilios from Tampa, Florida USA on Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Hello, all! I received this book a few days ago apparently, and it was waiting for me when I came back from a long weekend in Fort Lauderdale. I can't wait to read this! Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 37 by Ilios from Tampa, Florida USA on Tuesday, August 11, 2009
This is a remarkable book. I recommend it highly. I never really thought about it, so learning about the Occupation of the Channel Islands during WWII, albeit through fiction, was very interesting. The characters were lovely and the epistolary style keeps your attention until the last drop. It is one of those books that you wish were longer. I was sad to read that the author passed away in 2008. Now we are going to be deprived of her talent.

Thank you so much for sharing this. I am contacting the next BXer right away.

Journal Entry 38 by house-elfdobby from Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Hope you've managed to contact the next on the list Ilios - have pm'd a few times, please let me know if you have any problems sending the book on as it's on the homeward stretch now - thanks!

Journal Entry 39 by Ilios from Tampa, Florida USA on Wednesday, November 04, 2009
I finally sent the book on its merry way last week. I apologize again for the delay. Thanks again for checking on me, house-elfdobby! :o)

Journal Entry 40 by Cocobarks on Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Arrived safely! I'll start reading it this weekend. I've been looking forward to this book as I have family on Guernsey. Thanks!

Journal Entry 41 by Cocobarks on Saturday, November 28, 2009
A charming story.

This book has been read and is ready for travel.

Journal Entry 42 by imawinn2 from Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Well, lookie what showed up in my mailbox last night. I am really looking forward to reading this story. I've heard so much good about the book. It may take me a little longer than 30 days to read this as I'm just finishing up one bookray and then have another book to read before I start this one. I should, however, have some nice chunks of reading time while we travel and hang out during the Christmas holidays.

Thanks for sharing your book house-elfdobby!

Journal Entry 43 by house-elfdobby from Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Thursday, December 24, 2009
You're more than welcome imawinn2! Hope you enjoy it :)

Just wanted to say thank you to all the readers so far for keeping this lovely book going - I've really enjoyed reading your journal entries on it and I'm sure the-pilots-wife has too. Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a great 2010!

Journal Entry 44 by imawinn2 from Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Sunday, January 17, 2010
Just finished this book and what a marvelous story. I liked how it was written in a series of correspondences between characters. I thought that style worked well for this story. Not being familiar with England's history, I was unaware of the German occupation and so now I not only have read a truly good book but I also became a little more educated. Mary Ann Shaffer did a wonderful job developing her characters and I had to continually remind myself that these folks were fictional. I, like Juliet, took a great liking to the people of Guernsey and found myself wanting to live among them. I am saddened that this author passed away and we won't have a chance to read more of her works.

I contacted lucy-lemon but she informed me that she had already read this book and to skip over her. Now I have Cinderess's address and will send "Potato Peel" off to her this week. Thanks so much for sharing your book house-elfdobby!

Journal Entry 45 by imawinn2 at Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Thursday, January 21, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (1/21/2010 UTC) at Neenah, Wisconsin USA

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I dropped the book off at the post office this afternoon. So, it's on its way to the next reader. Enjoy the book and the little surprise inside. Happy Reading!

Journal Entry 46 by Cinderess on Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Thanks for sending this book on to me. I'm pleased I could be fit in at the end of the book ring.
I have a bookmark (not sure whether it contains seeds in the paper?) Also a book plate and the orginal postcard which was sent out with the book in 2008. I'm rather envious as two of my bookrings have gone MIA!

Journal Entry 47 by Cinderess on Saturday, January 30, 2010
An utterly charming book, which I could not put down.

I'd heard of Charles lamb but could not have told you any details about him. I've looked him up now though and it seems that the mad sister who stabbed their mother existed, as did Lamb's Essays of Elia (about which the character Dawsey writes to Juliet.)

I can't find any reference to an Izzy Bickerstaff who wrote for the Spectator (well, you never know!)

The only parts of the British Isles to be captured by the Germans during WW2 were the the Channel islands. I am interested to read that 'According to the official website of the British Monarchy, they are British Crown dependencies, but neither is part of the United Kingdom' perhaps this partly explains why the occupation is not widely referred to.

Journal Entry 48 by Cinderess at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 03, 2010

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TY for sharing this delightful book with us all.

Journal Entry 49 by the-pilots-wife on Saturday, February 06, 2010
Well its back!!!

Loved to hear all your comments, they were brilliant.
So glad that my best friend made it into a book ring ,and that you all got to share it.

Here's to the next one.
xx

Journal Entry 50 by the-pilots-wife at Oakwood, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 06, 2010

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released to chocdrop as its on her wish list

Journal Entry 51 by chocdrop from Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Friday, April 09, 2010
Just got home from a pretty rotten day at work to find a surprise waiting for me!

Thank you so much the-pilots-wife for sending me this wishlist book - you've made my day!

Journal Entry 52 by chocdrop from Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 20, 2010
What a great book! I thoroughly enjoyed it.

"Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers. How delightful if that were true." I love this quote so much - it seems to fit Bookcrossing perfectly. We send books on their travels hoping that they will be found by someone who appreciates them.

Once again, thank you to the-pilots-wife for surprising me with this RABCK. I'm going to see if a friend would like to read it. I will then scour the wishlists and see if I can find a perfect reader for this lovely book.

Journal Entry 53 by chocdrop at ~ An Exchange!, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Monday, May 24, 2010

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Posted to lilac-lovely as a surprise RABCK. I hope she enjoys it as much as its previous readers.

Journal Entry 54 by lilac-lovely at Shepshed, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Thursday, June 03, 2010
Have only had the book a few days and am already nearing the halfway mark! Such a page-turner!!

Would like to thank house-elfdobby and Chocdrop for organising such a lovely surprise.

lilac-lovely

Journal Entry 55 by house-elfdobby at Kegworth, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Saturday, September 17, 2011
This little book is safely back with me now, well has been for some time. It's been fascinating reading all the JE's again, and seeing where it has been.

Thank you ALL for taking part and taking such good care of it.

I have plans for this at next week's UnCon in Nottingham.

Released 7 yrs ago (9/24/2011 UTC) at BCUK Unconvention 2011 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom

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Hello, thank you for being curious enough to visit Bookcrossing!

Even if this isn't your kind of book and you don't intend to read it I'd appreciate it if you would make a journal entry of some sort. Maybe you could say where you found it (they don't always stay where they were originally left!) or what you think of the idea of travelling books.

Then, leave it for someone else to find. And don't forget, if you make release notes (to say where you've left it, and when) next time it's journalled you'll hear from it too! If you decide to join please say that house-elfdobby sent you - many thanks and happy Bookcrossing!

Taking this one along to the 2011 Nottingham UnCon to find it a new home with Pookledo.

Journal Entry 57 by Pookledo at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Friday, September 23, 2011
had quite giggle when I started journalling this book and found I had two copies of it in my bag. One from waderwoman and one from house elf dobby. hehe! Will hopefully send this book on a ring when I've read it to keep it on it's travels. :)

Journal Entry 58 by Pookledo at Loughborough, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Friday, August 31, 2012
Finished reading on holiday. Loved it! Everything I heard about it was true. Very entertaining and worthwhile read.

Journal Entry 59 by Pookledo at Sidcup, Kent United Kingdom on Friday, August 31, 2012

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Passed on to a fellow bookcrosser whilst on holiday :)

Journal Entry 60 by notingnothing at Eastbourne, East Sussex United Kingdom on Friday, August 31, 2012
Passed onto me by Pookledo - thank you. I've heard loads about this book, will look forward to reading it.


Journal Entry 61 by notingnothing at Sidcup, Kent United Kingdom on Friday, February 08, 2019
Read this awhile ago and realised I hadn't journaled it. A lovely read, thank you for sharing it.

Journal Entry 62 by notingnothing at Sidcup, Kent United Kingdom on Friday, February 08, 2019

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Posted to a friend.

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