Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society

Our book club book for September was The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. This book is a series of fictional letters written by members of a Literary Society, ie a book club, during the German Occupation of the Guernsey Islands (located between the shores of England and France).

I would definitely recommend this book. It gives some historical insight to the experiences of people during WWII, in a situation that most didn't know existed. I, for one had no idea that any part of England was occupied during WWII, did you? The format is truly unique, as it is entirely letters written by different people. If you're interested, found a great review here.

1 comment:

  1. I would enjoy reading again & again -- xx M