The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ON NETFLIX - A remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name.
I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers. January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man shes never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb...
As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.
Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the societys members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.
Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.
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The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
The screenplay is based on the novel of the same name , written by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Set in , the plot follows a London-based writer who begins exchanging letters with a resident on the island of Guernsey , which was under German occupation during World War II. In , development began on a film adaptation based on Shaffer's novel. Initially, Kate Winslet was announced as the lead, with Kenneth Branagh attached to direct. However, both dropped out in February In October , James signed on for the lead role, with Newell set to direct.
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Eager to draw in the readers who made TGLAPPPS a hit at book clubs, the producers can be forgiven for shedding not even the smallest syllable from the title. The Glappers as I have just decided to call them can be a fearsome bunch when roused. After all, it has got the film further notice. If it had been renamed Potato Peel Pie or The Guernsey Literary Society then a whole strain of media chatter would have been shut down. The ungainly, lengthy title usually gets that way on purpose. The producers are seeking to attract attention through creative verbosity. There are more than a few films in that category.
The book is set in and is an epistolary novel , composed of letters written from one character to another. In January , year-old Juliet Ashton embarks on a cross-country tour across England to promote her latest book. Written under her pen-name Izzy Bickerstaff , the book is a compilation of comedic columns she wrote about life during World War II. Despite the fact that she was initially contracted to write another Izzy Bickerstaff book, Juliet writes to her publisher that she wants to retire the pseudonym. On her tour Juliet is greeted with flowers everywhere from the mysterious Markham V.