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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NOW A NETFLIX FILM A remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name. Treat yourself to this book, please--I cant recommend it highly enough.--Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love 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. Praise for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society A jewel . . . Poignant and keenly observed, Guernsey is a small masterpiece about love, war, and the immeasurable sustenance to be found in good books and good friends. -- People A book-lovers delight, an implicit and sometimes explicit paean to all things literary. -- Chicago Sun-Times A sparkling epistolary novel radiating wit, lightly worn erudition and written with great assurance and aplomb. -- The Sunday Times (London) Cooked perfectly à point: subtle and elegant in flavour, yet emotionally satisfying to the finish. -- The Times (London)

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  • Nombre de pages

    290 Pages

  • Longueur

    20.2 cm

  • Largeur

    13.1 cm

  • Épaisseur

    1.6 cm

  • Poids

    224 g

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Mary Ann Shaffer

Mary Ann Shaffer est née en 1934 en Virginie-Occidentale. C'est lors d'un séjour à Londres, en 1976, qu'elle commence à s'intéresser à Guernesey. Sur un coup de tête, elle prend l'avion pour gagner cette petite île oubliée où elle reste coincée à cause d'un épais brouillard. Elle se plonge alors dans un ouvrage sur Jersey qu'elle dévore : ainsi naît fascination pour les îles anglo-normandes. Des années plus tard, encouragée à écrire un livre par son propre cercle littéraire, Mary Ann Shaffer pense naturellement à Guernesey. Le Cercle littéraire des amateurs d'épluchures de patates est son premier roman, écrit avec sa nièce, Annie Barrows, elle-même auteur de livres pour enfants. Mary Ann Shaffer est malheureusement décédée en février 2008 - peu de temps après avoir su que son livre allait être publié et traduit en plusieurs langues.