Rating: 5 stars
Shelf: Reading Now
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society is the story of a literary society borne from the Occupation on the Channel Islands during World War II. It is told in a series of letters to a London writer, Juliet, who then travels to Guernsey to meet and write a story of all of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society’s colorful characters.
It is both funny and extremely heartfelt – I laughed out loud as often as I had to wipe the tears from my eyes. It was so beautifully written and so alive. The characters and the authors and writings that gave them hope in the darkest days of the war – Oscar Wilde, Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Anne Bronte.
I wish I could meet these fictious people of Guernsey and Juliet. I have fallen in love with this book.