The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

  • by Mary Ann Shaffer
  • Narrated by Charlie Norfolk
  • 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

January 1946 and writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from a man in Guernsey, who has found her name written inside a book. As they exchange letters, she is drawn into the eccentric world of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, which boasts a charming cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.


What the Critics Say

" ... she created a cast of Dibley-esque eccentrics who experience the privations and temptations that go with an enemy occupation, and produced a story that transports us to a gentler age, when people were kind and had time to talk about books." (The Times)
"Reminiscent of Helene Hanff’s 84 Charing Cross Road, this is a warm, funny, tender, and thoroughly entertaining celebration of the power of the written word." (Library Journal)
"Charming ... one to lift even the most cynical of spirits." (The Times)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Beautiful story

I wasn't sure that this was my kind of book but within a couple of minutes was completely engrossed.
Well read, superb plot and little pockets of humour here and there.
Very sad the story has ended.
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- Skye mum

Best Book I've heard in a long time

What can I say about this wonderful book? It's warm, funny, sweet and life-affirming. The horrors of the 2nd World War occupation of Guernsey find healing in the post-war lives of its indomitable people. Juliet, an author from London finds friendship and transformation with a motley crew of people, joined together by circumstance and their love of books. Give it a go - it's well worth it!
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- Sian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-07-2014
  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing