The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
By Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Set in the 1940's, in the aftermath of World War II, Juliet Ashton is a writer looking for her next book subject and finds it after meeting an interesting group of people on Guernsey, in the Channel Islands. The group's book club - and it's name, the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - is formed as an alibi to protect its members from arrest by the Germans.
I LOVED this book, which was written as a series of letters. It was funny, endearing, and lighthearted, and there is just something about that era that I love - especially the language. I found myself taking on a proper English accent in my head while reading lines like this - "My dear, let us all rejoice in her good fortune." Or this - "Sidney had left this morning, so maybe she'd been feeling bereft too." Or - "I would be glad to offer you hospitality."
***** 5 stars