The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Hello and welcome to Book of the Month!

Every month I choose a book that I’ve been reading and write a little review about it here!

This month my book is: 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

This sweet book, soon to a film starring Lily James, is the perfect book to read in the afternoon with a cup of tea, and savour.

I love the premise of the book, it’s all written in letters between Juliet, a journalist from London to her friends and later to the people of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (who incidentally, become her friends). Through the letters you get to see the real Juliet, and slowly you learn about her past, and the past of the people of Guernsey.

As the story is set in the aftermath of World War Two it also interesting from a historical point of view. Whilst I have learned many times about the war, I had never before learned about the German occupation of Guernsey. The authors (Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows) wrote a lot about the ‘grey area’ – they did not make light of the tragedies of the war, but also they portrayed the humanity of some of the Germans living on Guernsey.

This story felt like it was about real people, I became really invested in their lives. I fell in love with Isola’s sweet insanity, and with Dawsey Adams and especially with Juliet. If Juliet was real I would 100% want to be her friend!

I would definitely recommend this book, it’s one of my favourite books now and I will definitely read it again. It’s got funny moments, and sad moments, it is written in such an unusual way and it’s interesting from start to finish. If you’re looking for an action-packed thriller, then this is not the book for you, but otherwise give it a go! I fell in love with it, and I’m sure you will too!

Have a wonderful week,
Isabelle

 

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