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In post-World War II London, Juliet Ashton is trying to focus on her career as a writer and to figure out how to deal with Mr. Markham Reynolds, the stranger who has been sending her flowers, when she receives a slightly unusual letter.  A man living on the Channel Island of Guernsey has come into possession of a used book that used to belong to her.  He loves it so much that he has written to see if she has suggestions for further reading.  As their friendly correspondence grows into a friendship, Juliet begins to learn about the impact that the German occupation has had on the lives of the islanders, and of the sometimes humorous ways that they resisted their German conquerors.

This book is a charming, hopeful story of friendship and romance, told through a series of letters between Juliet, Dawsey (of Guernsey), and their other acquaintances.  It is a light read, and could be good for a book group.

2 thoughts on “THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

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    December 6, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Hi there great blog! Does running a blog like this require a large amount
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    hoping to start my own blog in the near future.

    Anyways, should you have any suggestions or tips for new blog
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      Susan said:
      December 6, 2013 at 9:30 pm

      No worries about being off-topic! No, there is no real coding knowledge required if you are using WordPress as your platform, as I do. I use some of my coding knowledge to customize certain things on my blog, but everything I need to do (and almost everything I want to do) is covered in the easy templates. Very user friendly, in my opinion! But if you try out WordPress and don’t like it, (run by Google, I believe) is a little simpler. I don’t like it as much because it doesn’t let me customize as easily to the degree that I would like to. But some people prefer it. There are other platforms, too, but WordPress and Blogger and the ones I see most people using. So I would say log onto and/or and check out the different templates they have and how the dashboard (the back side of the blog where you are able to edit and post) looks and feels to you. Honestly, writing and editing takes up much more of my time and energy than the formatting/technical aspects of blogging! Good luck with your blog!

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