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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Narrated by: Charlie Norfolk
Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (70 ratings)

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Summary

Bloomsbury presents The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer, read by Charlie Norfolk.

The beloved, life-affirming international best seller which has sold over five million copies worldwide - now a major film starring Lily James, Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay and Penelope Wilton.

To give them hope, she must tell their story.

It’s 1946. The war is over, and Juliet Ashton has writer’s block. But when she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey - a total stranger living halfway across the Channel, who has come across her name written in a second hand book - she enters into a correspondence with him, and in time with all the members of the extraordinary Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

Through their letters, the society tell Juliet about life on the island, their love of books - and the long shadow cast by their time living under German occupation. Drawn into their irresistible world, Juliet sets sail for the island, changing her life forever.

©2008 Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows (P)2009 Oakhill Publishing

Critic reviews

"Delightfully spirited. You’d have to be pretty hard-hearted not to fall under its spell." (Daily Mail)

"Utterly delightful." (Helen Mirren)

"Atmospheric and touching. it is about love and friendship and the ability of these qualities to survive adversity." (Alexander McCall Smith, The Times)

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way beyond expectations

bought this for my wife. not my usual fare. begins as if you are getting a straight narrative in 1940s language, but then unfolds via letters and multiple viewpoints to build a story of people, the impact of war and on into romance and a celebration of community. far from one dimensional. a delightful surprise of a book.

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good read

loved it
a little slow to start with but I soon got into the story
the narrator was excellent

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Beautiful book

I loved it - really felt I knew the characters - lovely lovely book with a wonderful story and such good audio

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Fantastic book

I have really enjoyed this audible book. The story line was excellent which made it difficult to stop listening. The narrator was very good at changing and delivering accents but .... in my opinion she read too quickly.

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Loved it

Wonderful story such a good audio, recommended truly. Better than the film so much more, love the way the story is told in letters.

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oh my what a wonderful book..

this wonderful love story draws you in.. you will want the read it again and again..

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Charming

What a jolly good read, full of characters beautifully described and bringing to life a story line that romps along sharing smiles, laughter, wit and sadness as their individual stories unfold through their love of books.

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absolute perfection!

I loved this audio book listened to in 2 sessions! A good friend sent it to me as a gift and I know that as she did, I will listen to it again and again. I completely loved it! 😘