THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY
The title intrigued before I turned the first page….so a good start. A delightful vein of humour and curiosity lightens this story of the plight of the Guernsey people during the German occupation in World War 11. Many parents were separated from their children for five years, when they were sent to the doubtful safety of the UK. The better side of human nature illuminates and rises above the gloom and evilness which exists in human nature. An interesting and diverse group of characters, discover that words, put together in a pleasing manner, elevate the pleasures of reading, and surprise individuals who have never read before. And so, the often hungry, residents of Guernsey drawn together by the need for friendship and the love of books, find a different kind of sustenance. If you are looking for truth, drama, well drawn characters, the milk of human kindness and a love interest, you will find it all between this book’s covers. Written by two people with intelligence, finesse and a lively imagination: Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Burrows, it educates, pleases -.enormously – and leaves one with a lingering smile and a desire to spread the joy of the written word.
(A great PS: The above book has now been made into a film.)