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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society [text (large print)] / Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows.

By: Shaffer, Mary Ann.
Contributor(s): Barrows, Annie [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Publishing, 2008Edition: Center Point large print edition.Description: 327 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781602852693; 1602852693.Subject(s): Women authors -- Fiction | Book clubs (Discussion groups) -- Fiction | Books and reading -- Fiction | Friendship -- Fiction | Letter writing -- Fiction | Large type books | London (England) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction | Channel Islands -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 -- Fiction | Guernsey -- FictionGenre/Form: Domestic fiction.DDC classification: 813/.6 Summary: In 1946, as London emerges from the shadow of World War II, author Juliet Ashton is having a terrible time finding inspiration for her next book. Then she receives a letter from Guernsey Island, and learns of a unique book club formed on the spur of the moment as an alibi to protect its members from arrest by the occupying Germans during the war. Captivated, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds there will change her life forever.
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It's January 1946, and London is emerging from the shadow of World War II. Author Juliet Ashton is having a terrible time finding inspiration for her next book when she gets a letter from Dawsey Adams from Guernsey, a British island that had been occupied by the Nazis. He found her address in an old Charles Lamb volume and thinks she might be able to help him learn more about the author.

As Juliet and Dawsey exchange letters, she learns about the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a unique book club formed on the spur-of-the-moment, as an alibi to protect its members from arrest by the Germans. Captivated, Juliet sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds there will change her life forever.

In 1946, as London emerges from the shadow of World War II, author Juliet Ashton is having a terrible time finding inspiration for her next book. Then she receives a letter from Guernsey Island, and learns of a unique book club formed on the spur of the moment as an alibi to protect its members from arrest by the occupying Germans during the war. Captivated, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds there will change her life forever.

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