Book Website: Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Looking for a recipe for the Potato Peel Pie, I happened across an entire website dedicated to the book. You can read an excerpt from the story. Sadly, one of the authors, Mary Shaffer, has passed away, but you can watch a video of niece and co-author Annie Barrows discussing the book. The exchange of letters figuring heavily in the novel, the website allows you to send an e-letter on Guernsey Literary Society stationery to anyone you choose. There is also the original Potato Peel Pie recipe…complete with a caveat that it tastes about as good as toe jam. Okay,…

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Book Reviews, Romance

Book Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

In 1946, writer Juliet Ashton finds inspiration for her next book in her correspondence with a native of Guernsey, who tells her about the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club born as an alibi during German occupation. I’m a history fanatic, but if a book’s about war, it generally needs to be pre-20th century for me. A War of the Roses story, and I am glued, telling myself it was long ago and far away, even somehow romanticizing it. A story about WWI or any war thereafter – well, I am simply uninterested in a reminder…

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