When a struggling writer finds out about the exploits of the titular organisation under wartime occupation she makes a decision that will change her life forever, in Shaffer and Barrow’s thoroughly entertaining and moving period novel.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 190 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Utterly delightful -- Helen Mirren
Atmospheric and touching ... it is about love and friendship and the ability of these qualities to survive adversity -- Alexander McCall Smith * The Times *
Thronging with lovable people * Guardian *
I can't remember the last time I discovered a novel as smart and delightful as this one ... Treat yourself to this book, please - I can't recommend it highly enough -- Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love
What a gorgeous book - very touch and funny -- Joanna Lumley
Absolutely perfect and satisfying, and when you finish it you sit around wishing that you could find another book just like it -- Stephanie Meyer
Every now and again, a book comes along that is simple yet effective, readable yet memorable. This is one such delight ... It is a uniquely humane vision of inhumanity; one to lift even the most cynical of spirits * The Times *
Funny, moving and quite unlike anything I have read for a long time * Sunday Telegraph *
Shaffer's writing, with its self-deprecating humour and jaunty stylishness, is a heart-warmingly nostalgic journey into another age * Independent *
This heart-warming novel contrasts the grimness of occupied Guernsey with the humour and courage of the inhabitants * Daily Mail *
So comforting. A real satin coverlet of a book -- Rachel Cooke * New Statesman *
The society's members are quirky and lovable, their friendships touching and the letters so funny and moving that by the time she's considering a visit to the island we are desperate to go with her ... Warm and witty * Observer *
Thronging with lovable people ... The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society commemorates beautiful spirits who pass through our midst and hunker undercover through brutal times. Shaffer's Guernsey characters step from the past radiant with eccentricity and kindly humour, a comic version of the state of grace ... Shaffer's writing, with its delicately offbeat, self-deprecating stylishness, is exquisitely turned * Guardian *
I absolutely adored it. The tone is so light and perfect that I fell in love with the characters just as she does. Heaven -- Esther Freud
Moving, authentic and funny -- Paul Torday, author of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
A real delight * Woman & Home *
Moving ... A high feel-good factor * Metro *
Riveting in its inventiveness, charming in its delivery and, above all, human * Good Housekeeping *
Very moving * Marie Claire *
This warm-hearted tale of friendship, secrets and long correspondence is perfect rainy-day reading * Elle *
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