Saturday, May 19, 2018

From Inside My Book Fort - - - "THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Welcome back to the book fort!

Today I'm sharing a snippet from one of the best books ever.

I wrote this about it here in Meanderings and Muses awhile back -


Here's what some others had to say about "THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY"  by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows - - - 

The zany title of Mary Ann Shaffer's first and, alas, last novel derives from an invented book club on the island of Guernsey in the second world war. The club is invented by the resourceful character Elizabeth McKenna, who, bumping into a German patrol after curfew with a crowd of revellers, makes the society up on the spot. In reality, the tipsy party had been consuming forbidden roast pig at Amelia Maugery's. This is less a historical novel than a bibliophilic jeu d'esprit by an ex-librarian and bookseller, posthumously published, and completed by her niece Annie Barrows . . .   More here:

“Delightful . . . One of those joyful books that celebrates how reading brings people together.”New Orleans Times-Picayune

“Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows have written a wondrous, delightful, poignant book— part Jane Austen, part history lesson. The letters aren't addressed to you, but they are meant for you. It's a book everyone should read. An absolute treasure.”—Sarah Addison Allen, author of Garden Spells


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