Monday, November 9, 2009

Day 296 - back from Guernsey

Clearly I did not take this photo of the port of Guernsey, one of the British Channel Isles.(taken from However, I have been there in spirit, having just finished The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.Inspite of the title, I found this novel, a series of letters, thoroughly entrancing. Set in 1946, the story encompasses the Nazi occupation of Guernsey and the life and loves of a young female writer.The story is fun and the characters convincingly drawn for the most part - a very pleasant but informative read. It was Mary Ann Shaffer's first novel at 70 years of age and sadly she died before the book was published and because of her illness, her niece helped her finish it off


  1. One of our teachers just reviewed this on my fiction blog. I've been getting teachers to answer quick questions about what they're reading. Don't know about students, but the staff seem to be interested in what others are reading. The most interest was sparked by the review of the book you've just described. We might have to buy it for the library.

  2. That's a coincidence - just left a comment on your chocolate blog! I'm sure you would enjoy this book Tania although it comes in for some criticism from the site where I found that photo. But I agree with Penny Crossman - I too always wanted to read just one more letter.