THE GUERNSEY LITERARY POTATO AND PEEL PIE SOCIETY

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version
Author: 
Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Genre: 
Popular Fiction

Unusual English story told through letters from people on the Isle of Guernsey, which was cut off completely from England when Germany occupied it in WWII.

In postwar England, a young female author receives a request for a book from a member of this very curiously named book club. So starts a correspondence with other members, who tell stories of their simple lives turned upside down and coming together during the occupation and afterwards. Drawn to the island, the author visits them.

I started reading at first with a frown about these letters, got hooked by these quirky, down-to-earth people, and LOVED the audio book where the reader gave each one their unique English accent which brought them to life even more. The story and people will make you want them for friends, and you’ll end up looking at a map to see where Guernsey Island is, and then you’ll want to write a letter to someone. The book is enjoyable, as well as endearing and memorable. CD audio is a treat. FYI . . . Listen or read the book now, as a movie is being made with some of the actors from Downton Abbey. We have the book in New Fic Shaffer and LT Fic Shaffer.

Reviewed by Grace D.

Rating:  9 out of 10

Reviewed by: 
Grace D.
Rating: 
9

What's Going on Today

Tiny Tots Storytime at 11:00 AM

Registration will begin on Monday, August 20 at 9:15am

CLASSES: Tuesdays, September 11, 18, and 25 at 11:00 AM.

AGES: 2 - 3 with participating caregiver.

Twenty minutes of age

Current Events at 1:00 PM

Jim Coll leads this monthly program with open discussions of political, legal, and social issues and raise awareness of current events in an informal setting.

Computer Class: Surfing the Web at 2:30 PM

Registration for September computer classes begins on Tuesday, September 4 at 9:00 a.m.

Surfing the Web - A hands-on class about using an internet browser. We will discuss terminology,

Yoga at 5:30 PM

Class Dates: Tuesdays, September 18 - December 4 at 5:30 p.m.
No class on November 6 & November 20
Online Registration: Registration for Hicksville residents will be held

Jump For Joy at 7:15 PM

Registration will begin on Monday, August 20 at 9:15am.

CLASSES: Tuesdays, September 11 and 18 at 7:15 PM.

AGES: 1 1⁄2 - 5 yrs.

Learn, dance and sing along to popular songs

Upcoming Events

Click here for a full list of Events

Board Meeting Dates


Wednesday, July 18
Wednesday, August 15
Wednesday, September 19
Wednesday, October 17
Wednesday, November 21
Wednesday, December 19

These meetings will be held at the Administration building located at 120 Second Street at 7:00 P.M..